The information that is available on the different types of Veena and Veena players is currently scattered in a few different places on the web. We hope to make this a one stop resource on the Indian Veena. The many forms of this beautiful instrument and the musicians who devote their lives to it are deserving of far more attention.
There is a sense of despair sometimes as there are some forms of Veena (such as the Rudra Veena and the Vichitra Veena) that are now only played by a few. Not enough people are aware of the wondrous music of the Veena or its rich history. In the South of India the Saraswati Veena is still fortunately played by a good number of talented musicians, however they too face some hurdles.
This site is an effort to promote the Veena, Veena players and Veena makers. We aim to bring the beautiful sound of the Veena to a wider audience. The music that the Veena produces can be as soothing as a mother’s lullaby, an aid to meditation, sleep and massage, a call to prayer, an accompaniment to worship, a lover’s lament or a fast-paced thrilling roller-coaster ride.
This site is currently under development and we work on it in our free time. Please do give us your feedback. This is an entirely voluntary effort and contributions (from adults, children, lay rasikas/music lovers and technical experts) will be very happily received.
Please click here to learn more about the ways in which volunteers can help. All contributions will be duly acknowledged.
To learn more about the team behind the website and to contact us click here.