The instrument consists of a plate played with rubber balls or a bow, and then made to oscillate to produce a further sonic effect.
Vimana has a swan shape, flapping its wings when you swing it. The name is inspired after the mythological flying object described in the Indian epic poem Ramayana, also swan-shaped.
Its sound is often reminiscent of the human voice and incorporates hundreds of harmonics, all to be discovered with different techniques. It is perfect for gong baths, since its high-pitched frequencies enter seamlessly in dialogue with the lower-pitched frequencies of the gongs.