Singing Bowls and BellsSound Therapy
Ghungroos (also spelt ghunghroo or ghunghru) are sets of many small metallic bells strung together to form a musical anklet that is strapped to the feet of Indian classical dancers. Ghungroos serve to accentuate the rhythmic aspects of Indian classical dance and allow complex footwork to be heard by the audience. The sounds produced by ghungroos vary in pitch depending on the metallic composition and size of the bells. A string of ghungroos can range from fifty to more than two hundred bells. Young novice dancers might start with fifty bell ghungroos and add more as they grow older and more advanced in their technical ability. Ghungroos are worn in traditional performances of the classical Indian dance forms Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi and Odissi.