Ghungru are ankle bells worn by Kathak dancers. They serve a functional purpose by adding more sound dimension to Kathak’s rhythmic footwork, but they are also decorative. They should be balanced to the height of each dancer, meaning that dancers of different heights and age groups may wear different numbers of ankle bells. Ghungru are bound on white cotton rope and in order to achieve the optimum sound quality, they should be loosely bound.
Children: 25 – 50 on each foot
Youth and adults: 75 – 100 on each foot
Purchase your ghungru through KDT below. Note: we are currently sold out of the 50 count option.
Please note: we are now able to ship ghungru for an extra $10 – $15. In-person pick-up at our studio is also an option. Email us for more information about pricing and logistics.