Kartal Pair

Manjira (also spelled manjīrā or manjeera) is a traditional percussion instrument from India. In its simplest form, it consists of a pair of small hand cymbals.[1] It is also known as taal, jalra, khartàl, kartàl, or gini.

Manjiras are commonly played in folk and devotional music. They are played in various religious events and ceremonies in India and especially in bhajans. Manjiras are ancient musical instruments. Manjiras can be seen in many ancient temple pictures.

Manjiras are usually made of bronze, brass, copper, or zinc. The two cymbals may be connected by a cord passing through the holes in their centers or may not be connected at all. They produce a high-pitched percussive sound when struck together. The sound’s pitch varies according to their size, weight and the material of their construction. A player can also adjust the timbre by varying the point of contact while playing.

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