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Ghanta is a stringed instrument made of brass and iron. Found in Tamil Nadu, it is played by swinging clappers. It is an important instrument of worship in the temple.

GHANTA in Tamil Nadu

Material: Brass, Iron

A bell made of brass, iron clapper is suspended inside the bell. It is suspended from the ceiling of the foyer through an iron chain. It is an important item of worship in the temple. Played by swinging clappers. Used in temples.

GHANTA in Orissa

Material: Metal

Round flat disks of metal-bell, variable in size and weight. Struck by a wooden stick. Ghanta is played in temples and on occasions of religious importance all over the country. The instrument is around 19 centimeters in diameter. A similar instrument in Rajasthan is called Jhalar.