Music is the food for life and the Musical Instruments that are created in Tamil Nadu are exclusive and draws awe and admiration.Thanjavur is an important center for manufacturing of musical instruments like veena, tambura, violin, mrithamgam, thavil and kanjira. Also known as raghunatha veena is used mostly in Carnatic Indian classical music. There are several variations of the veena, which in its South Indian form is a member of the lute family.The tanpura (or tambura, tanpuri) is a long-necked plucked string instrument found in various forms in Indian music; it does not play melody but rather supports and sustains the melody of another instrument or singer.The Mridangam is a percussion instrument from India of ancient origin. It is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble.The Thavil is a barrel shaped drum from Tamil Nadu. It is used in temple, folk and Carnatic music.The kanjira is a South Indian frame drum, is an instrument of the tambourine family. As a folk and bhajan instrument, it has been used for many centuries.