The bansuri is a bamboo flute originating from the Indian subcontinent. The traditional six-hole instrument covers two and a half octaves of music, while longer ones feature deeper tones and lower pitches. Bansuris are intimately linked to the love story of Krishna and Radha, and the instrument is revered as Lord Krishna's divine instrument. The bansuri-like flute is depicted in ancient Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain temple paintings and reliefs, and is common in the iconography of the Hindu god Krishna. The bansuri is a simple instrument found in numerous ancient cultures and is likely that the modern Indian bansuri has not changed much since the early medieval era.