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1) Taala in Carnatic: ..Tala in Indian Carnatic Music is a time measure or rhythm cycle. As
heart beat is to life for a man, Tala lends life for whole of a
concert. It is said "Sruthi Mata Laya Pitha" which means, the drone
emanated from the Tambura is Mother to the music and the Tala is like
father. The tala or time in Carnatic Music is a series of counts made
by wave of hand or tap of the hand on the lap or by using both the
hands in a manner of clap..