Stringed instruments are most frequently played by the Gaine people in the hill and mountain areas but the Masaka is played by the Badi caste in Bajhang District. Music is very highly developed in this area and the Badi, a musical caste, are very talented musicians, dancers and instrument makers. The Masaka (50cm long) is the only stringed instrument belonging to the Badi. The body is made of Khirro wood and the bow is usually made from a soft wood called Painyu. The Masaka has four strings and many different melodious tunes can be played on it. These days it has fallen into disuse.
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In Nepali artworks, Lord Buddha and all Buddhist monks or Lamas and especially Medicine Buddha carry a begging bowl; this traditional brass bowl was and is also used for healing as well as for collecting their daily food. The bowl was placed on the part of the body that was sick and was made to resonate by beating with a stick or by chanting healing mantra across it.