Bhajani Veena

The Bhajani Veena of the company Paloma is a kind of folk tanpura with simple material quality and workmanship.

EU: 359 € (incl. bag)
incl. VAT, plus 19.10 € shipping within Germany / 34.10 € within Europe
Non-EU: 301,58 € (incl. bag)
plus 34.10 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

The sound is lively and pleasant, however, not quite as full and warm as our branded tanpuras. All in all it is a compact, visually attractive and a particularly reasonably priced beginner's instrument. With its five playing strings, the bhajani veena is equivalent to an instrumental tanpura and may just as well be tuned easily to a note around C.

Sound sample played on one of our Paloma Bhajani Vina.


Bulbuous sound box like south Indian sarasvati veenas or tanpuras, made from a single piece of wood and adorned with carved bands. The bridge is made from bone or horn with wooden feet.

General Info

The string vibration on the bridge (and thus the audible overtones) depends upon the curve of the bridge and the tension, thickness and material of the strings. A thread between the string and the bridge allows subtle manipulations of the contact angle. By moving the thread position the buzz of each string can be adjusted individually.

Manufacturer / Supplier

PALOMA is the international brand name for instruments made by Haribhau Vishwanath from Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Haribhau Vishwanath was founded in 1925 as a small repair business and developed into one of the leading Indian harmonium manufacturers in the course of decades. In addition, Haribhau Vishwanath makes shrutiboxes, santoors, swarmandals and some drums. Haribhau Vishwanath is also an active musical instrument trader and supplies us with some rarely demanded instruments where a direct purchase from the manufacturer is not profitable. Thanks to his good infrastructure and long experience with instrument manufacturing, trading and international shipping, Haribhau currently supplies all common harmonium models and many other instruments constantly in a high quality regarding workmanship. In addition, he excels through attractive innovations, like e.g. the harmonium Compactina or a particular silk-mat finish. Haribhau Vishwanath is a partner of India Instruments since 2005. Today the company is run by Ashish Diwane.


Measure: length 103 cm, width 27 cm, depth 16 cm, diapason 64 cm, weight: 1.3 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.