Karatalas (Sanskrit: करताळं, IAST: Karatāḷaṁ), pronounced "karataala", (literally beat-tala maker-kara) are a percussion instrument played by striking two discs together, typically used within Hinduism to accompany devotional music such as bhajan and kirtan. They are commonly used by Hare Krishna devotees when performing harinam, but are ubiquitous to all Hindu devotional music.

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