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Saranga is a stringed instrument made of wood, steel, horsehair, and gut. This traditional instrument is found in Jammu and Kashmir. Majorly used by ‘Jogi’ and ‘haradi’ communities of Jammu and Kashmir.

SARANGA in Jammu and Kashmir

Material: Wood, steel, gut, horsehair

A bowed instrument with a rectangular body, made of wood with a parched resonator. Contains three playing strings one of twisted steel and two made of gut, thirteen sympathetic steel strings. While playing, the instrument is kept upright, resonator on lap and stem against the left shoulder of the player. Played with a horse hair bow. Used by ‘Jogi’ and ‘haradi’ communities of Jammu and Kashmir.