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Raavan Hatha, or 'Raavan's Hand' is a string instrument modelled from a legend telling the story of how the creature called Raavan came upon his death by Lord Rama in Sri Lanka. Fifteen metallic pegs run along the stem of the instrument representing Raavan's fifteen fingers. The two wooden pegs behind the stem represent his thumbs. The coconut base represents the shoulder and the strings represent the nerves.
Sakar Khan is the inventor of the Khamaycha. His son Darre Khan is a well known Manganiyar musician of Jaisalmer.
Three of its strings are made of goat intestine, while the other fourteen are made of steel. It is one of the oldest string instruments in the world played with a bow. It is a key presence in Rajasthani folk music.