Similar to the violin, Kingri is a single stringed instrument used by the Pradhans of Andhra Pradesh
. The instrument finds application in religious rites, death ceremonies, marriages and festivals.
The whole structure is covered with goat skin and the resonator box is square in shape. A long bamboo is inserted into the fingerboard with three pegs. The bow shaped strings are made using three tufts of horse hair. While playing, the instrument is placed in such a position that the sound box is near the chin and the pegs near the palm of the outstretched hand. Brass bells are tied on the bow, which create a delicate rhythm along with the music.