(Last Updated on : 25/07/2011)
Haryanvi music has been popularised by the Bhats, Saangis and Jogis. Haryanvi music can be traced back to the Vedic times. Haryana is the only state in India that has its towns and villages named after various ragas. This state is very rich in folk music whose roots lie in the classical music. Sringar rasa is indirectly associated with renowned ragas like Bhairavi, Jayjaywanti, Gara, Khamaj and Kafi.
Haryanvi music uses string instruments. The preferred instrument is the sarangi. The `been` and the flute provide rhythmic tunes. At times a matka replace the dholak. Haryanvi music has been popularized by the Jogis, Bhats and Sangis. Sarangi is used by the jogis in order to form the musical backdrop to their songs. These songs are based on tales of chivalry and valour.
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, damru, nagara, ghungru, tasha, khanjri and manjira are other instruments that are used. They also create music with matchsticks, papaya, the mango seed and a strip of wood.
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