224 surmandalImage ( JPEG format )
body: wood; L.64.0cm
strings: 36, 12 of copper and 24 of steel
tuning hammer: 1
tuning varies accoding to mode
Also called svaramandala. An Indian zither used exclusively for providing a drone. The name originally means "a ring (circumference) of pitch/souod. Held with one hand on the lap of the player, and strummed with the other hand. Used to accompany classical vocal music.
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