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Man plays Khanjani during the Rukuna Ratha Jatra of Lingaraja, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Khanjani is a percussion musical percussion instrument, a variety of Daf, found in West Bengal & Odisha.[1] After the hard work in the field all farmers and villagers gather in a small club (which is called "tungi" ) at evening and sing songs and use this musical instrument which is call Khanjani. This is usually created from the sell of the Snake, Cow and Crocodiles.


  1. ^ Mahābhāratī, Saṅgīt (2011). "Ḍaf". The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195650983.