Name: Chikari Sarinda.
Type: Chordophones > Lyres > Double > Chested > Bowed.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.21.71
Country: Bengal, India & Bangladesh.
Region: South Asia.
Description: The Chikari sarinda [in Bangla; চিকারী সরিন্দা] 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.
Playing techniques: 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.