Sitar is a stringed instrument.
It was invented by Amir Khusrau, a legend in Indian classical music.
In the beginning there were only three strings in sitar -‘Se’ means three and ‘taar’ means string, hence the name.
Over the period of time, more strings were added and now it has seven strings.
There are two kinds of sitars: Ordinary - with seven strings. Tarfdaar - with nineteen strings
Ordinary sitar is more popular among students, as it is easier to learn and affordable than the Tarfdaar sitar.
Sitar is played by a mizrab/plectrum, fixed on the index finger of the right hand.
The sitar has 7 shudh swaras - 4 komal and 1 teevr swara.