Sahanai i.e. Sanai is the main attraction of Naumati Baja which is in
pairs and in the same texture. This instrument can be played only
by very hardworking folk artists. When one clarinet is played by
moving the finger, the other blows and gives only the tune. The
Sanai, specially made of silver and brass, emits thirty-six raga
melodies from the eight-hole Bhakha.
Similarly, one of the great instruments of Naumati is Damaha. This
instrument, made of copper and leather, is played with a wooden
harp. Its sound is thick and trembling in nature.
The name Narsinga may have been derived from the Sanskrit word
narsringa, which is a corruption of the word narsinga nar (man).
The blowing place is small but gradually getting bigger and bigger.
This copper instrument is divided into two sections, which are
connected while playing. When carried without playing, a small part
of it is carried inside the big part on the shoulder.
Another instrument that gives rhythm under Naumati is the tamko
which has a texture almost like a small asthma. This small and
quick instrument is played with a small wooden bell. When the
melody of the clarinet sounds, the tambourine picks up the rhythm
and the other bells begin to ring. Thus the tamko and the small
damaha are complementary instruments. Sometimes Naumati Baja
is played even in the absence of one or the other due to lack of
The dholak is a two-headed hand drum, a folk percussion
instrument. The instrument is about 45 cm in length and 27 cm in breadth