Category Archives: Saraswati Veena

Something to fret about

The decreasing graph of its popularity is like a tragedy where every character makes an inconspicuous exit after a long powerful presence. Thanks to a few alert conservationists and scholars, several ancestral variants of the veena still rest as museum … Continue reading

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The Veena maker of Gandhi Bazaar

The first and obvious thing you will notice when you enter Raju’s shop are the Veenas – and lots of them, of all varieties. Ofcourse, you’ll also notice Raju himself – a bespectacled, middle aged man with a moustache working … Continue reading

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Government neglecting traditional veena makers

It is a double whammy for traditional veena makers here with general patronage for this musical instrument coming down and the State Government offering no encouragement in the form of providing loans or helping in procurement of raw material – … Continue reading

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Vainika Smt E Gayathri talks about the parts of the Saraswati Veena

This is part of a series: ** CONTENTS: 1. History and Artist Profile 2. Introduction 3. Parts of Veena 4. Tuning of Veena 5. Sitting Posture 6. Handling Ways 7. Types of Veena 8. How to Pluck the String 9. … Continue reading

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Hindustani Ragas on the Saraswati Veena

The Saraswati Veena is from the South of India and the form of music played on it is usually the Carnatic (South Indian) form of Indian classical music. In the videos below Gopal Kumar and Suvir Misra play Hindustani music … Continue reading

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