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THANJAVUR VEENAI WORKS HISTORY
A marvelous Veenai Works
in the heart of Thanjavur
The veena’s history records back to the Vedic times. Identified with goddess Saraswati, the veena also finds mention in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. But the current form of the Saraswathi Veena with 24 fixed frets evolved in Thanjavur during the reign of Raghunath Nayak.
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The veena is about four feet in length consisting of a large resonator (kudam), a wooden bridge (kudurai), a tapering hollow neck (dandi), and a small resonator. It is unique in Thanjavur because the instrument is made from a particular strain of matured jack fruit tree found only in that area. The only link between music and Thanjavur was carried forward by the makers of the musical instruments.
I have 39 years of experience in making Veena. I shown my interest in making veena since my childhood. I got POOMBHUKAR DISTRICT CRAFT AWARD for “BESTARTISAN” from the Government during the year 2013-2014. I also got POOMBHUKAR STATE CRAFT AWARD for “BEST ARTISAN” from the Government during the year 2014-2015. And I was awarded by Bharathiyar Social Academy, Bannari Educational Trust, Sevai Rathna Award for “BEST ARTISAN” during the year 2014.