Basuri is a musical instrument from the Indian subcontinent. It is a flute that is blown sideways the bamboo stem is used to produce this aerophone. it is used to accompany Hindustani classical music and is usually referred to as Nadi and Tunave in the Vedic texts of Rigveda. In the Natya Shastra in Sanskrit, the operation of the bansuri is described.
The bansuri is made of a single shaft of bamboo which is hollow with 6-7 finger holes. The modern bansuris arrive in ivory, fiberglass, and also different metals. the bansuri covers two and a half octaves of music and measures 30 cms in length and thickness of a human thumb. few centimeters from the closed end is its blowhole. the longer the bansuris the deeper are the tones and the lower are the pitches. the musician taps various finger holes to produce the notes he wants.
The bansuri iconifies Lord Krishna and is linked to the love story of Krishna and Radha it is even known as murali.