Murli, also known as Been is a woodwind instrument and possesses an incredible quality of simultaneously creating root, melody and rhythm. Crafted out of a rotund, wild fruit known as the Tumbda, the Murli features a wide pipe at one end and two narrow pipes on the other. The mesmerizing sounds of the Murli are produced by blowing through the wider pipe and controlling the flow by tapping the holes on the pair of narrow pipes on the other end. It is an instrument synonymous with snake charmer performances and the Kalbeliya dances. Its notes are hypnotic and incisive and thereby stand true to the context of the profession of these performers. Murli can be commonly found in all parts of India.