Manjira is known by many names. It is also called jhanj, tala, mondira, (small size) kafi (large size), or a host of other names. It is basically a set of small cymbals. It is a ubiquitous component of dance music and bhajans. It is a very ancient instrument; examples may be seen on temple walls going back to the earliest of times. They are usually made of brass.
Folk Music Instruments of Kashmir (Thaaleaj)
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