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Sikh Instruments-The Dilruba

Dilruba

Like the Taus, the Dilruba was blessed by the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh. It too he designed and created. Dilruba is Persian for ‘heart stealer’ – the instrument has a wonderfully engaging sound which captures your heart in an instant.The Dilruba is a smaller and modified version of the Taus. The reason for its creation was predominantly a practical one: portability for the warriors who served in the army of the Guru, as all soldiers kept their instruments with them at all times.The Taus presented a transportation and storage challenge because of its size. The Dilruba resolved these issues for the Sikhs as it is much smaller (and also cheaper to produce) than the Taus.