Gandarbha

Gandarbha

Gandarbha (ne:गन्धर्व) or Gaine (ne:गाईने) is a Dalit community which belongs to the Indo-Aryan ethnic group. from central hilly region of Nepal. By tradition they make their living by singing Gandarbha Geet or Gaine Geet, a type of folk song. They use Sarangi, a type of violin as their main musical instrument. In Nepal, Sarangi is viewed as an iconic musical instrument to identify the Gandarbha people.

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