Mayur Veena is a rare musical instrument of India. Taus means peacock. Lower part of TAUS is like peacock and upper is like Rudra Veena. TAUS is played with the bow of sarangee. The introduction & Picture of Taus is published in the book, “My Music My Life” (By Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar)"Bharateeya Sangeet Vadya" (By Dr. Lalmani Mishra) and "Punjab Kee Sangeet Parampara" (By Dr. Geeta Pental).
Taus is a glimpse of the past musical culture of Indian Royal courts that had been patronized by the kings, 150 years ago in the Royal Court of Vishnupur (Bengal). Ram Keshab Bhattacharya had been renowned Taus player and 100 years ago in the Royal Court of Kapoorthalla (Punjab) Meer Rahmat Khan and Mahant Gajja Singh had been famous players of Taus.