Freed Posted July 15, 2005 Report Share Posted July 15, 2005 It is believed that the Sikh Gurus created new musical instruments - Guru Arjan Dev Ji is said to have created the Sarinda - which is similar to the Sarangi - to accompany Shabad Gurbani. ( The Sarangi having negative associations with 'Mujaras') Guru Gobind Singh is said to have created the Taus - a type of dilruba shaped like a peacock - 'taus' is the persian for peacock. Bhai Mardana is renowed for his Rabab - the Rabab is said to have been created by 'Sikander Zulqarnein' - Alexander the Great - the Rabab is mentioned many times in Guru Granth Sahib. I have a question was the rabab played by Bhai Mardana plucked or played with a bow ? In the pictures you can see the different types of Rabab - the one with a hourglass 'Waist' would probably be made that way to be played with a bow rather than plucked . I would be grateful if anyone could answer - Many Thanks ! Here is a collection of pictures of Musicians and musical instruments -- Please feel free to add your thoughts. Rare Musical instruments of Punjab A Musical Sabha at Bhaini Sahib A Pakhawaaj player at Bhaini Sahib Bhai Pal Singh ( Bhai Amrik Singh Zakhmi Jatha ) playing the Dilruba The Dilruba An Afghan Rabab A North African Rabab The Sarinda A Sarinda Lucknow Sarangi Sharief Idu - Sufi Dhadi - with Sarangi The Santoor The Esraj Hindustani Rabab Kashmiri Rabab The Taus The Pakhawaaj *Ref - Folk Music & Musical Instruments of Punjab - Alka Pande - Mapin - 1999 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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