Kokrajhar Museum

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Musical instruments

traditional violin

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Traditional Violin

Serja

Bodo

Wood

Good

Serja is a bowed instrument made of animal skin and wood which somewhat resembles a violin. It is made of Ejar (Lagerstroemia speciosa) tree. It has a round body and the scroll is bent forward. It is one of the most important musical instruments in the Bodo society. The use of this instrument is widespread among them. It is accompanied by a chorus of dance songs. This musical instrument is used in most of the folk and prayer dances like Bagaroumba dance, Baisagu dance, Domasi dance etc.