Kangling – Tibet’s Leg Flute

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According to Wikipedia –

Kangling (Tibetan: རྐང་གླིང།Wylie: rkang-gling), literally translated as “leg” (kang) “flute” (ling), is the Tibetan name for a trumpet or horn made out of a human femur, used in Tibetan Buddhism for various chöd rituals as well as funerals performed by a chöpa.[1] The femur of a criminal or a person who died a violent death is preferred.[2] Alternatively, the femur of a respected teacher may be used.

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