Chikari Sarinda

Name: Chikari Sarinda.
Type: Fiddle > Chordophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.312.7
Country: Bengal, India & Bangladesh.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The Chikari sarinda is a Bengali variety of the saranghi / sarinda sub-groups of bowed chordophones. It has three gut strings and five sympathetic strings. It is held by the left hand while resting against the arm. The musician plays it in a manner similar to the Ravanahatha although they are bowed instruments in them selves, they are not related to one another.