Byah- a wedding, is an occasion that is celebrated with great fanfare by not just the two families but the entire community. The sound of traditional instruments played during weddings enhances the revelry and brings about a sense of being a part of a historic tradition in place for hundreds of years. With their distinctive notes, the Dhol, Thali, Shehnai, Nagada, Mashak and a Brass Band ensemble bring to the occasion not only joy but also feelings of blessings and auspiciousness. Instrumental music is usually heard as a background score while preparations and rituals are underway. It is a more a mood enhancer than a performance in itself and yet so integral a part that its absence at a marriage venue might give rise to nagging doubts and negativity!