Veena is a plucked stringed instrument which is also known as ‘vina’, Kannada and Malayalam in Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu respectively. In its south Indian form ‘Veena’ has several variations. Vainika (the one who plays veena) hardly finds any difficulty in playing this expensive musical instrument. The design of this instrument changed over the years. Sangeet Ratnakar calls it Ektantri veen, north Indian calls it rudra veena. The price of this classy Indian instrument is two hundred fifty nine dollars.