Learning to play a musical instrument helps destress and helps express emotions as well. The practise of playing an instrument helps one improve cognitive memory as well as muscle memory. Children specifically benefit exceptionally well from it. Being able to play well helps boost confidence and provides a sense of achievement as well. And who can deny, it is fun! Music uplifts the spirit and mood. brings satisfaction and can live up to any day!
A Sanskrit shlok from the neeti shatak 12 says:
साहित्यसङ्गीतकलाविहीनः साक्षात्पशुः पुच्छविषाणहीनः।
तृणं न खादन्नपि जीवमानः तद्भागधेयं परमं पशूनाम्॥
sāhityasaṅgītakalāvihīnaḥ sākṣātpaśuḥ pucchaviṣāṇahīnaḥ| tṛṇaṃ na khādannapi jīvamānaḥ tadbhāgadheyaṃ paramaṃ paśūnām||
The shlok says, 'A person who is devoid of literature, music and art is just an animal without a tail and horns. Such a person lives without eating grass, which is the animals' great fortune! The importance of music is explained with such strong words in ancient Indian texts!
India has had numerous musical instruments from ancient times. Other parts of the world too have contributed some beautiful instruments to the world of music. Let's discover the names of some of them in Sanskrit!
Names of Musical Instruments in Sanskrit
बाहुलीना Violin bāhulīnā
प्रियाणः Piano priyāṇaḥ
शततन्त्री Santur śatatantrī
स्वरन्धरा Harmonium svarandharā
तानपूरः Tanpura tānapūraḥ
पञ्चतन्त्री Banjo pañcatantrī
पुरुतन्त्री Harp purutantrī
रणमुरली Saxophone raṇamuralī
युग्ममुरली Bassoon yugmamuralī
काष्ठतरङ्गः Xylophone kāṣṭhataraṅgaḥ
वाद्यराजः Organ vādyarājaḥ
सम्भस्त्रम् Accordion sambhastram
सुमुरली Clarionet sumuralī