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.


The Heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.

— Bhagavan Nityananda