The Ravanahatha

The Ravanahatha (Ravanhatta or Ravanastron or Ravana Hasta Veena), originating in western India and Sri Lanka, is thought to be the oldest instrument in the bowed chordophone family.  A bowed Chordophone is a stringed instrument(chordophone) played with a bow. The Ravanahatha originated during King Ravana’s reign, from 2554 to 2517 BC.   In medieval India … More The Ravanahatha