India has a rich musical history with records of ancient musical instruments found in revered Hindu religious scriptures. Indian music is believed to have been developed as a result of the interaction between Indian people and people belonging to many diverse cultures.
There are many types of musical instruments which Indians have used since ancient times. Many musical instruments were developed to accompany religious singing. Depictions of Mira, a devotee of Lord Krishna in many antique art works and other such depictions show the significance of musical instruments in worship.