Saturday, July 5, 2008


The Vedas highlight the importance of music as an expression of ancient human culture and heritage.
The Vedas reflect as to who has given music to man.The Vedas contain references about a number of musical instruments, string and percussion, notes of drum, conch and lute.

Vedic Quotes on Music

In the sacrifice, hundred stringed lute and earth drum are played.
Singers inspire in assemblies.
The war-drum drives foeman very far.
The singer shall be assisted in his holy task.
For sound, a drummer; For might, a lute-player ; For cry, a flute-player; For unsynchronous tone, a conch-player.
For pleasure, a musician.
For song, a public dancer.