The unique feature of the shenai is the sound that is created and maintains a sense of auspiciousness and sanctity and as a result, is widely used during marriages, processions, and temples although it is played in concerts.
In the south, we call it a nadaswaram The origin of this musical instrument is from the Indian subcontinent. It is considered Mangal vadyas.
In the past, the instrument shenai was a part of the traditional ensemble of nine instruments found in royal courts. the shehnai is a difficult instrument to play, as the musician must master a wide range of finely nuances embouchure, and fingering techniques.
Ustad Bismillah khan was a pioneer in a reeded woodwind instrument shenai.He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 2001, becoming the third classical musician of India after M. S. Subbalakshmi and Ravi Shankar to be.
With that, nadaswaram exponent Karukurichi Arunachalam, who played the instrument in the song, scaled new heights.