: any musical instrument.
VAADI : literally means to speak. In a raga, a vadi swara is a note that produces the feeling of the raga.
VAGGEYAKAARA : a composer of music.
VAKRA : twisted or non-regular.
VRINDA GAANA : is choral singing.
VISTAAR : to elaborate.
VIVADI SWARA : it is a swara which is dissonant to the scale of a raaga.