Music accompanies the Indian throughout life, without it it is impossible to imagine any rite, celebration, fair, holiday, theatrical performance, in a word, not a single event. It is connected with everyday life, work activity, religious practice. Indian music is a complex artistic system that has more than one millennium of its development. Disintegrating into the northern and southern traditions, it is full of variety of local species, genres and styles
Musical instruments, which are designated by the general terms of the vadya, are divided into four groups: tata - strings, or chordals, avadaddha - percussion, drums, sushi - wind and ghana - self-sounding, or idiophones. All of them have long been perceived not just as sounding instruments, but also as sacred objects endowed with magical power, and their use was limited to a number of prohibitions.