Dhol Tasha Pathak :
Dhol Tasha Pathak was first formed by Late Shri Appasaheb Pendse in 1960s. The Pathak plays Indian traditional drums and traditional instruments used by Marathas. Dhol Tasha Pathaks are invited to perform on joyous occassions like Shobhayatra on Gudi Padwa, weddings, product launches, traditional welcome of guests, Ganpati or Navratri processions, etc.
There are mainly two types of Dhol Tasha Pathak in Maharashtra viz. Puneri Dhol Tasha Pathak and Nashik Dhol Tasha Pathak.
Puneri Dhol Tasha Pathak : It is more of a traditional Maharashtrian Pathak. It is an unplugged form of Dhol Tasha Pathak. Tasha plays in the background continuously and Dhols play as per rhythm. The Pathak is accompanied by Tol, Lezim, Zhanj and Dhvaj. The dhols in Puneri Pathak are bigger in size than Nashik Dhols. Any Pathak performs with minimum 30 dhols to maximum 60 dhols. Puneri Dhol Tasha Pathak is mostly played in Shobha Yatra, traditional welcome of guests, etc.
You can also get enrolled in Puneri Dhol Tasha Pathak and learn to play Dhol Tasha.
Dhol, Tasha, Jhanj, Tol, Lezim, Dhvaj
Nasik Dhol :
Nasik Dhol has got eminence all across the country. Maharashtra, in particular. People are crazy about it. Nashik Dhol Pathak comprises of minimum 10 performers including 5 dhols. All the public celebrations including weddings, Navratri, Ganpati Visarjan, rallies, college gatherings tend to be incomplete without Nasik Dhol. This great invention actually makes everyone dance on its magical beats. Nasik Dhol encompasses several other musical instruments like Tashas, electrical Bul-Bul or the recent version of it - electronic keyboard.
You can also get enrolled in Nashik Dhol Tasha Pathak and learn to play Dhol Tasha.