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The Bhankora is a wind instrument originating from Uttarakhand, India, and is especially known by the Garhwalis. The instrument is Aero Phonic and used specifically in Religious Garhwal Folk Dramas. The instrument is played only by upper class Garhwalis during the Naubat, Dhanyal, and Dev Jatra types of religious ritual performances. The bhankora is made by copper and is about 36 inches long and about 3 inches in diameter; it creates a sweet melodious sound and tone.[1]

Bhankora or Bhonkara is Uttarakhand's famous native musical instrument.This is handmade in copper metal by local Tamta artisans of Uttarakhand traditionally. The size of Bhonkara varies from region to region.

The full sized version of this instrument is played while ceremonial prayers at temples.


1.Bhankora an Aero Phonic or Wind Musical Instrument used in Religious Garhwal Folk Dramas  »

2.Bhankora or Bhonkara is Uttarakhand's famous native musical instrument >>