Veena (Sanskrit वीणा) is a kind of musical instrument which was invented by Devarshi Narad. Veena also means lightning.
Ancient word Veena refers to a musical instrument invented by Devarshi Narad, greatest devotee of Lord Vishnu. Veena refers to lightning also.
Reference of Veena is found in Taittriya-Sanhita (तैत्तिरीय-संहिता) and Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) in which Veena is described as an Indian lute, which is a musical instrument similar to guitar. It has seven wires raised upon nineteen frets, fixed on long rounded boards towards the end of which are two large gourds.
Mention of Veena is also found in Varah-Mihir-Brihat-Sanhita (वराह-मिहिर-बृहत्-संहिता) where it signifies a particular configuration of stars when all planets are situated in seven houses.
In Mahabharata, Veena was a name of a river.
Veena is a somewhat popular name in the USA. It is used by people as the name of their girl child since a very long period of time on a 5 - 15 people per year basis. Veena is a popular name in India where it is adopted by more than 4500 people as the name of their child.
In our opinion Veena is a beautiful name with a nice meaning. Veena has great mythological significance.
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