The manjira is a traditional percussion instrument in India. The manjira, in its simplest form, is a pair of small hand cymbals. It is used in various religious ceremonies of India, especially bhajans-devotional songs dedicated to an Indian god or goddess.

The manjira can also consist of a wooden frame with two long straight handles that connect to each other with two short wooden handles; the open space between the long handles has a wooden separator that separates two rows of three (total of six) brass jingles.