India | Kerala

Pulluvan Veena



Pulluvan Veena, also known as 'Veenakkunju', is a typical one-stringed musical instrument used by the Pulluvans of Kerala.

This ingenious instrument, in the shape of a violin, is made from arralee (teak), jackfruit and coconut shell. Its string is made from a plant known as naagachitaamradaa. The string is stretched across a dish-shaped kinnam (resonator), which has a wooden stem attached to it. There are some wooden bangles at the end of the bow, used to provide rhythms while playing.

The veena is played with a small arrow made out of a piece of bamboo.



Updated on 1st November, 2023

Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments


Warning : fopen(cache/50458) [ function.fopen ]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /usr/var/www/atzip.us/htdocs/i9/i9show.php on line 618

Warning : fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /usr/var/www/atzip.us/htdocs/i9/i9show.php on line 619

Warning : fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /usr/var/www/atzip.us/htdocs/i9/i9show.php on line 620

privacy policy


{ezoic-ad-1}


{ez_footer_ads}