Hand cymbal or manjira is a traditional hand percussion instrument of India. It’s sometimes called manjeera, tala, jalra, khartal or kartal. Manjira has a significant importance in Indian folk music. Principally manjira is played within the aarti of Indian Gods & Goddesses for devotional music. Manjira in Tibetan style is referred to as tingsha which is a small for majira. These cymbals used in prayer and rituals by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners. Two cymbals are joined together by a leather strap or cotton string. Manjira is basically made of metal, but antique style cymbals are constituted of special bronze alloys that produce harmonic overtones. Even though Manjira is a small metal instrument, nevertheless it produces a sweet tinkling sound when struck together.
Hand cymbals manjira pair in with leather cords.
Manjeera Size: Width- 0.5″ x Dia – 2.5″, Weight: 135 Grams
Hand cymbals manjira pair can be utilized in prayer and rituals
Handmade by artisans of Uttar Pradesh in north India