The word ‘dandu’ is derived from ‘danda’ in Sanskrit which means ‘wood’. This unique drum was used as an instrument for communication purposes and in folk dancing as well. The Dandu Beraya is a simple drum, carved from a bamboo trunk. The drummer utilizes two sticks made out of Atteriya to play the instrument. These sticks are 8 to 12 inches in length. The drum is played while tied to the waist of the player and is unique since it does not use animal hide to produce sound.