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Sarinda

Sarinda

Sarinda is a bowed string instrument used by the Surnaiya Langas in western Rajasthan, where it is also known as the surinda. It is played with a bow and has between three and thirty strings depending on the region. The bottom part of the front of its hollow wooden soundbox is covered with animal skin. It is played while sitting on the ground in a vertical orientation.

Several ethnic groups of India like the Bauls of Bengal, the folk artists of Rajasthan, Assam and Tripura, use the sarinda in their traditional music and dance.