Kokil Muhaali:

The music from the Kokil Muhaali, one of seven Muhaali belonging to the Kapali caste, is sweet and pleasing to hear like the song of the cuckoo bird hence its name, Kokil. It is a slender, curved instrument (45cm long) carved in two halves from Satisaal wood and then joined lengthways. There are eight finger holes and a reed in the mouthpiece and the bell is made of metal. When played to accompany Newari folk singing it adds to the melody and enlivens the songs.