Sunday, January 20, 2013


                                          10"x12" Oil on Canvas
 Status : Commissioned

I came across this beautiful instrument while researching on Indian musical instruments and instantly fell in love with it. It was designed, created and also played by the Fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan Dev. He instructed his followers to practice singing sacred shabads with this instrument to elevate the soul. It has a very deep and mysterious sound and is considered to have a healing effect. Sadly, Saranda vanished from the Sikh traditions in India around a hundred years ago, and now can mainly be found in museums and among few Sikhs who still play this instrument.

To watch and listen to this instrument being played Click here


  1. Mamta madam

    Excellent piece of artwork created by yourself. Madam your paintings are so beautiful and realistic and natural.

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  2. Nice art work...concept of musical instruments are too good, and really your work is so beautiful and realistic and natural.
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