Vina (With Special Reference to Temples of Khajuraho)

Authors(2) :-Dr. Abhay Varma, Anamica Dubey

Epigraphical sources have great contribution in the reconstruction of history of Indian music. Khajuraho temples are famous for their erotic art. These temples also contain tremendous and marvelous sculptures of musical instruments. In this research paper, I would like to discuss the figures of musical instrument vina depicted on the walls of temples in context to other vina instruments in India. Stringed instruments in ancient times whether bowed, plucked or struck varieties, were commonly known as vina. The word vina seems to have been first used in the Vedas. Only later on the word vina came to be used to denote the fretted instrument. The modern vina before attaining its present form underwent a long process of development giving birth to different types of stringed instruments.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. Abhay Varma
Faculty of Arts, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya, Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna, (Madhya Pradesh, India
Anamica Dubey
Faculty of Arts, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya, Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna, (Madhya Pradesh, India

Khajuraho Temple, Epigraphical Sources, Vyalamukha, Khjauraho Sculptures, Amuktamalyada

  1. K. Reddeppa, Musical Instruments Depicted in the Vijayanagara Temples of Rayalaseema.
  2. B.C. Deva, Musical Instruments, National Book Trust, India, New Delhi, 2012, pp. 90-91.
  3. Ibid., Verse 171, p.416.

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 7 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 310-313
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1184823
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Dr. Abhay Varma, Anamica Dubey , " Vina (With Special Reference to Temples of Khajuraho)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 7, pp.310-313, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST1184823

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