Jhyamta – Musical Instrument

Jhyamta is a Nepali Musical Instrument which resembles the Cymbal. It is a traditional Musical Instrument played by the Kirat community and it is used along with Dhol. Jhyamta is used in various cultural festivals like Sakela, Chyabrung, Udhauli, Ubhauli. It is also used in social functions. Jhyamta is also known as Taal and belongs to the Panche Baja musical family. Its sound is loud but rhythmic to ears. It is also called as Bhushan. Jhyamta is played by rubbing the two plates with the right hand rising and left hand lowering. It is made out of Bronze and a typical size weigh about 2kgs. 0-1