The Dalle Shankha is found particularly in homes of the Brahmin and Chettri castes but is also available to households of other castes. It is played (five times three blasts) before both morning and evening meals. It is also played three or five times at both morning and evening prayers and is a vital part of many acts of worship, the opening and closing of festivals and ceremonies and also death rituals. A pair of Dalle Shankha is played continuously at the head of the funeral procession carrying a dead person to be cremated and is also played around the funeral pyre before the corpse is placed on it. This shankha is approximately 15cm long and 13cm at is widest part.