klong inthaperih (กลองอินทเภรี)
drumí. Term used for a large barrel-shaped kind of war drum, which was beaten when troops in
the past went into battle,
to encourage the soldiers and
in worship of Indra, the
Vedic god of war.
An example of this drum is found at
the drum tower (ho
klong) of Wat Phra Sri
Chinarat in Pitsanulok, where it is erected adjacent to a statue
of Indra (fig.).
Whereas perih is a
term for ‘drum’, intha derives from
Phra In or
Originally, this specific drum was known simply as inthaperih,
because the words klong
and perih, also
spelled pairih (ไภรี) and pairin (ไภริน), both mean the same,
‘drum’. It seems the term klong was added to clarify the meaning of
the word perih for those who are not familiar with the rather
archaic term. The barrel-shaped form of this drum is reminiscent of
that of the
and to a lesser extend also of the
klong tuk (fig.).