Panchari Melam is a percussion group, performed throughout the celebrations in Kerala, India. Panchari Melam is one of the major types of chenda melam , and is the best-known and generally prominent kshetram vadyam kind. Panchari melam, is performed throughout essentially each celebration in focal Kerala, where it is apparently exhibited in the most established way. Panchari, then again, is additionally customarily performed, with a touch of inconspicuous local distinction, in north (Malabar) and south-focal Kerala (Kochi). Recently, its appeal has accelerated its execution even in profound south Kerala sanctuaries. Panchari is a six-beat thaalam with equivalents like Roopakam in south Indian Carnatic music and Daadra in the northern Hindustani traditional.
An alternate chenda melam which verges on panchari in conspicuousness and linguistic soundness, is Pandi Melam, performed outside sanctuary areas all in all. In spite of the fact that there are expressional distinctions between the panchari and the aforementioned melams , the portrayal of the previous is proto-commonplace for whatever remains of them.