This instrument is a favorite of shepherds in the Himalayan area. It has four strings, an overall length of 75cm and is made from Gurrans wood. There is a carving of the head of a Shardul at the top of the neck. The body of the instrument is covered with sheepskin and the strings are of sheep gut. The Tungnaa is carried around the shoulder and a plectrum held in the right hand is used to play either melodies or rhythms when all the shepherds gather in evening after the meal. The full moon heralds a special time for playing the Tungnaa to accompany singing and dancing.