Chajj-Sota is an instrument used in the ‘giddha’ dance of Punjab
. The word ‘chajj’ means ‘winnowing basket,’ while the word ‘sota’ means ‘stout stick.’ The stick is rubbed on the basket to produce a typical sound. Sometimes tiny bells may be attached to this stick to produce a different sound.
The dancers of the ‘giddha’ may perform with the chajj-sota themselves or separate musicians produce music with this instrument.