Sundari (instrument)

The sundari or sundri is a double reed wind instrument. It has 7 to 9 holes and is made of shisam on lathe.

The method of playing the sundari is similar to that of playing the shehnai. It is played in medium and fast tempo; slow tempo pieces are not possible in sundari because it is a very short and tiny instrument.[1]


Some exponents are Dr.Pramod Gaikwad, Namrata Gaikwad John, Sumar Suleman Jumam, Surmani Bhimanna Jadhav, Sidhram Jadhav, Chidanand Jadav, Kapil Jadhav and Ramju Langa.


  • Ranade, Ashok Damodar (2006). Music contexts: a concise dictionary of Hindustani Music. Bibliophile South Asia. ISBN 81-85002-63-0.
  • Hoiberg, Dale; Indu Ramchandani (2000). Students' Britannica India. Popular Prakashan.
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