Dholak is a Hand drum. It is a North Indian musical instrument which produces sound when it is struck by hand.
A Dholak consists of three main parts: A large aperture, A small aperture, A shell. A large aperture makes low-pitch sounds and a small aperture makes a high-pitched sounds. A shell is made up of wood. Alongwith India, it is also very popularly used in Nepal and Pakistan.
Dholak drum is used mostly for Bhajans, Film Songs, Folk Music, Geet, Qawali, Shabad etc. Dholak plays an important role in giving a lively feel to Bhangra. In India, Dholak is sometimes also known as Dholki.