Folk Instruments Ektara

Product Code : BMEKT001

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Rs. 3,200 (INR)

Availability : In Stock

Brand : Bihaan Music

Color : Wooden / Brown

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Ektara (Bengali: একতারা, Punjabi: ਇਕ ਤਾਰਾ; literally "one-string", also called iktarektaryaktaro gopichandtun tuna) is a one-string instrument most often used in traditional music from Bangladesh, India, Egypt, and Pakistan.

In origin the ektara was a regular string instrument of wandering bards and minstrels from India and is plucked with one finger. Theektara is a drone lute consisting of a gourd resonator covered with skin, through which a bamboo neck is inserted.

These instruments are commonly used in kirtan chanting, which is a Hindu devotional practice of singing the divine names and mantras in an ecstatic  call and response format. The Ektara is used by Sadhus, or wandering holy men and for Sufi chanting as well as by the Bauls of Bengal.


The Tumba is made of Pumpkin          

The Body is made of Tunwood              

  It has 1 String and 1 Knob


Theektara is a drone lute consisting of a gourd resonator covered with skin, through which a bamboo neck is inserted.

Ek means "one" and Tar means"string". The Ektar or -as it is often called - the Gopi Yantra, is a simple instrument that is mainly used in Bengal as a folk instrument. In some places this instrument is offered in souvenir shops in a very cheap qualitiy. The quality offered by us is much better than that.

The Ektara has a spherical resonator made of dried pumpkin, wood or coconut to which a split bamboo cane is attached as a neck. Into an opening at the bottom of the resonator a piece of leather is set and to this a string is attached. This string runs through the inside of the spherical resonator and between the forks of the bamboo cane up to the top end of the neck and is wrapped around a peg there. The string of the Ektara is plucked with one finger, the pitch can be changed continually downwards by more and more pressing the two halves of the neck together. Thus the keynote here is the highest note of the open string.

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