Morchnag is a Rajasthani musical instrument. Our family in Rajasthan is manufacturing this for many generations. Very sweet music comes out of the morchang. It is completely made with hand made art .Our building style is the same style used by our ancestors even today.
Why is it called a morchang ?
Just as the peacock ( In India, peacock is called mor, it is named morchnag from mor itself) attracts everyone with its sweet voice, similarly the morchnag impresses everyone with its sweet voice. And brings joy and enthusiasm of the mind. But some people believe that due to being a musical instrument played with the mouth, it is called morchnag or Morsing.
Is Jews harp politically correct ?
No, it is made in many countries. And in every place its name is different like – jaw harp, vargan, mouth harp, gewgaw, guimbard, khomus, Ozark harp, Berimbau de boca or murchunga
Where are Jews harps from?
morchnag originated in India. And it spread all over the world due to the coming spice traders. Morchnag has been used in Indian classical music for many centuries. This proves that the twin of morchnag morchnag is from India for many centuries. Along with this, there is a mention of morchnag in the ancient aarti of Lord Krishna in India.
Parti’s line where morchnag is described.
Kanakmay Mor Mukut Bilse,
Devata Darsan Ko Tarse।
Gagan So Suman Raasi Barse;
Baje Murchang, Madhur Mridang,
Atual Rati Gop Kumaari Ki॥
Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki॥