Half Sarangi,Half Sitar,Translation: Dil means heart; Ruba means to enchant.
This instrument is one of the most popular stringed instruments of the bowed variety in Northern India. It is a very clever marriage of the Sitar and the Sarangi. Its fretted finger board resembles that of a Sitar and its belly, upon which the main bridge rests, is covered with goat skin just like on a Sarangi. Both Dilruba and Sarangi are played with a bow, but the Sarangi is considerably smaller.