Buy Ektara/Iktara for sale, buy do taara for sale. Online Sale of Ektara/ Iktara. Ek means "one" and Tar means"string". There are three main components which make up this simple instrument. These include the spherical head or resonator which may be made of wood, coconut or gourd, a single stretched long string, and its long neck which is made by attaching a split bamboo cane. The Dotara means "two strings". It is a simple instrument with two strings. It is traditionally used by spiritual singers as an accompaniment to their devotional chants. Because of it's large gourd resonator and goatskin cover, the dotara has a melodious, full and warm sound.