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Gharha (Punjabi: ਘੜਾ), also spelled as Ghara, is a musical instrument used in the folk music, folk songs, and folk dances of the Punjab region.[1] It is an earthen pitcher.[2]

A matki (small earthen pot) with another smaller pot 'budga' used to drink water


It is played with both hands. The player strikes both its sides with rings worn on fingers.[1] The player also plays on its open mouth to produce a distinct rhythm.[2] Ghara is closely associated with another instrument used in folk music of Punjab, the Gagar.

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  1. ^ a b "Bhangra Instruments". Retrieved 11 Mar 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "PUNJAB'S BHANGRA INSTRUMENTS". Retrieved 10 Mar 2012.