Highly decorative veena with a carved and painted dragon head on the pegbox. This veena has 7 strings and 7 tuning pegs. It also has a lower and upper toomba (upper toomba is also considered a gourd) that act as resonating chambers for sound. The Saraswati veena takes its name from the four-armed Goddess of knowledge and the arts. The Goddess Saraswati is represented as sitting on a lotus and with 2 of her hands she plays the veena. The Sanskrit word sara means "essence" and swa means "self." Thus Saraswati means "the essence of the self."
Order includes padded gig bag. Special delivery required. Decorations may vary.