Music of Haryana
|This article does not cite any sources. (May 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Music of India|
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735 (Rajasthan)
|Media and performance|
|Nationalistic and patriotic songs|
|National anthem||Jana Gana Mana|
The folk music of Haryana has been spread by the Bhats, Saangis and Jogis.
Traditional Occasions for Music Making
Haryana has rich tradition of dances for various occasions (wedding, festivals, etc.) and seasons (harvest, sowing of seeds, monsoon, etc.). These dances come under one or the other category. Broadly, the following dances are common in one area or the other and performed on specific occasions.
Music is made using many traditional instruments Sarangi, Harmonium, Chimta, Dhadd, Dholak, Manjeera, Khartal, Damaru, Duggi, Daf, Bansuri, Been, Ghungroo, Dhak, Gharha (by adding rubber cover on top of the pitcher), Thali (beaten with a stick to make music) and Shankha.
Other instruments are
- Bansuri: wind instrument with an ancient history
- Been - two bamboo pipes fixed in a gourd, associated with snake charmers
- Iktara - a stringed instrument with one string, made from a piece of bamboo with a gourd at one end. Associated with the Jogis. The iktara's two-stringed relative is the dotara.
- Sarangi - a bow instrument, used both in Haryana's folk and classical music
- Shankh - a sacred wind instrument, associated with Vishnu
- Shehnai - wind instrument