The Kirat (ethnic group): photo 13
Photo 13 of 15 in Gallery: The Kirat (ethnic group)
Image title: Kirat musical instruments: Tungana
This photograph depicts the following Kirat traditional musical instruments (Vadya-badan):
1. Yalambar-baja (यलम्बर-बाजा) referring in English to “tungana”. It can also be transliterated as: Yalambar-bājā, Yalambara-bājā, Yalambara-baja, Yalambarbājā, Yalambarbaja, Yalambarabājā (यलम्बरबाजा) or Yalambarabaja.
Note: the word Vadya-badan (वाद्य-बादन), in English “musical instruments”, can also be transliterated as Vādya-bādan, Vādya-bādana, Vadya-badana, Vādyabādan, Vadyabadan, Vādyabādana (वाद्यबादन) or Vadyabadana.
The Kirat people are an ancient civilization from Nepal whose kings ruled in Kathmandu valley since at least 650 B.C. Their native religion consists of worshopping natural entities. The Kirats consists of several groups of which the major branches are called the Yakha, Rai, Limbu and the Sunuwar