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Ektal or Ektaal is a tala in Indian music. It is commonly used in classical music like kheyal, and semi-classical forms like Rabindra Sangeet. In ektal the 12 matras are divided into 6 vibhags of two matras each.
The form of Ektal is as follows:
It has a characteristic pattern of bols (theka) which goes as follows:
it is very important in Indian Classical music and many compositions are based on it.
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