Name: Ravanahatta
Type: Bowed > Chordophone.
Region: Rajasthan India > South Asia.
Tuning: Usually in C, C#.

Description: the Ravanahatta is a bowed instrument used by religious Bhopa singers to accompany the epic tails of Pabuji, a 14'th century hero. It is commonly found in Rajasthan. This instrument has a small body, long neck and a melody string usually of horse hair. It is accompanied by several sympathetic strings. The bow has a number of small bells attached to provide rhythmic accompaniment.