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Culture of Rajasthan

Rajasthani Dance

Savor The Splendors of Rajasthan With Its Diversified Customs And Culture.

The ancient Indus Valley urbanites to Aryan herdsmen, Jat and Gujjar cultivators, Jain merchant princes, Muslim craftsmen, Bhil forest dwellers and the Rajput warriors make the culture of rajasthan diverse and unique. A wide spectrum of customs has shaped this region. Travelers come to Rajasthan to savor its splendors. Discover it all in the music and dance, fairs and festivals, shopping and architecture of Rajasthan.

Language
Rajasthani is the most popular language of state. It has four dialects – Marwari, Jaipuri, Malwi and Mewati. Hindi, the official language, is replacing Rajasthani. English speaking people can be easily found in major cities and even rural areas. Other languages are not known to the inhabitants. A traveler can seek the help of a tour operator in case of any problem.

Music & Dance
The old and undisturbed tradition of Rajasthan lends richness in Rajasthani music. Each region is distinguished by a dialect of music and dance of its own. Some folk dances, the Ghoomar dance of Udaipur and Kalbeliya dance of Jaisalmer, have been recognized worldwide.

Folk music is a significant part of the culture of Rajasthan. Folk songs are tell tales of the legendary battles of Rajputs. Songs are sung in memories of the heroic deeds and love stories. Devotional songs usually followed by musical instruments such as dholak, sarangi, sitar, etc., complete the religious celebrations.

Religion

Hinduism is the principal religion of Rajasthan followed by Jainism and Islam. Some of the significant local heroes and deities are Pabuji, Gogaji, Ramdeoji, Harbhuji Mehaji and Tejaji.

Art and Architecture
Traditional and colourful art of Rajasthan is far famed. The Block Prints, Bagaru prints, Sanganer prints, Tie and Dye prints, Zari embroidery are the main export products from Rajasthan. Handicraft items such as carpets,wooden furniture, blue potteries are eye-catching for the tourists.

The architectural style of Rajasthan's forts, havelis and temples reflect the richness of its bygone era. Some of the prime tourist attractions include Jantar Mantar, Jaisalmer Havelis, Dilwara Temples, Lake Palace Hotel, City Palaces.

Fairs and Festivals
Fairs and Festivals form an inseparable part of Rajathan Culture. The colourful fairs and festivals of Rajasthan turn the barren land into a vibrant desert. Rajasthan celebrates every religious occasion, every harvest and every change of season. Celebrations that occur throughout the year are the best opportunity for the tourists to gain an insight into the life of the Desert Jewel.

Shopping
Shopoholics can catch hold of coloured textiles, handicrafts, jewelry in sliver, precious and semi-precious stones in Rajasthan. The fun of shopping increases manifold while roaming through the streets of this 'Shoppers Paradise'.


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