Devi Varanasi Music House is located in Bengali Tola at Dashashwamedh in Varanasi. The shop is noteworthy for selling hand made instruments from Varanasi such as tabla, jambe and the flute. Sitar and violin are also available. Guitars are also sold with brands including Signature, Tronad and Grason. The owner Devi Prasad makes santoor to order. He had studied under Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Devi Prasad's son Naveen is a talba player and gives lessons either at his home or in the shop. The shop posts upcoming concerts and is an inviting place for someone looking to try their hand at an Indian instrument. There are signs hanging in the shop written by Japanese, Korean and English speakers. It is obvious that this shop is a hit with the tourists! If you are looking to buy an Indian instrument or just looking for a cushion to sit on, stop by and say "hello" to Devi Prasad or Naveen today!
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Owner: Ajay Sharma
Ramapura, Luxa Road, Varanasi (opposite Mazda Cinema)
The Indian Music House is one of the oldest music instrument shops in Varanasi. It is owned and run by Ajay Sharma who learned the trade from his father. What is unique about this shop is that Ajay has his own factory where his sitars are made. Customers can be assured of quality when they buy from Indian Music House. Not only are sitars available, a full line of guitars are sold as well as a range of harmoniums, sarods and other instruments. Stop by Ajay's shop and see for yourself!