Instruments used in Panche baja

Nepal is small yet lively country. It has its own musical taste. Whatever may be the function, different ethnic group mark their presence with their cultural dresses and musical instruments with ease. Instruments used in Panche baja is amongs most tuned historic set of 5 traditional musical instruments.

Literally Pancha means Five and Baja means musical instrument. Here are the list of those five individual instruments which completes what Panche Baja is famous for:-

List of Instruments used in Panche Baja :

Sahanai - Instruments used in Panche baja
Sahanai – Instruments used in Panche baja

Sahanai: It is made up of metal. It is a hollow metal increasing diameter.
Its around 1 m long in length is played placing it between the lips and blowing it with some extra effort. It is the leading instruments of Panche Baja.

Tyamko - Instruments used in Panche baja
Tyamko – Instruments used in Panche baja

Tyamko: It is another fine instruments used in the set. Like Damaha/Nagara but it is smaller in size.It itself consist of 2 smiliar drum like instruments. It is played using 2 sticks. It is tied by a rope around neck. while playing in standing position.

Damaha - Instruments used in Panche baja
Damaha – Instruments used in Panche baja

Nagara/Damaha: It is identical to Nyamko. It is comparatively bigger in size. It is hemispherical in shape. It is made up of copper and covered by skin. It is played by beating it with big drumstick.

Narsinga -Instruments used in Panche baja
Narsinga -Instruments used in Panche baja

Narsinga: It is C like curve. It is made up of copper. Blowing it from the smaller part produces a rocking classical glance to the music in panche bajaa.It is still said to be existed in Kaskikot, Kaski. It is said to be 9 feet long.

Jhyali Jhyamta Jhurma - Instruments used in Panche baja
Jhyali Jhyamta Jhurma – Instruments used in Panche baja

Jhyali/Jhyamti/Jhurma: It is composed of bronze metal. It has 2 piece of plate. The rhythm of striking 2 plates by the musician produces the additional ingredient to panche bajaa. It produces short and high pitch sound.

This article was written by Bijay Thapa.  www.yeahNEPAL.com

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