Vinay Desai received his initial training in Santoor from Takahiro Arai, an advanced disciple of the legendary Santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Vinay currently lives at Shanti Mandir while continuing his Santoor studies under several maestros. Santoor is an ancient hundred-stringed instrument mentioned in the Rig Veda.


Meditate on your Self, Worship your Self, Kneel to your Self, Honor your Self, God dwells within you as you.

— Baba Muktananda