PEOPLE & CULTURE

A combination of geography, history and lifestyle of the people make the culture of Rajasthan a unique and so very distinct from others. The unique culture of Rajasthan has evolved as a result of the combination of various factors but geography of the Desert land has certainly played the dominant role in the evolution of the Rajasthani culture. Colorful costumes, multitude of festivals and fairs relieve the dullness of the harsh living conditions. Also famous as the land of Rajputs, the forts, palaces and Havelis of Rajasthan attract a large number of people from different parts. As you travel to the colorful land of the Rajputs, you will get to explore the music, dances, fairs, festivals, lifestyle and many other unexplored facets of the Desert land.

   

 

The culture of Rajasthan is an extensive gamut of glowing shades squeezed by waves of pioneers. It is like the topographical discrepancy of the land. Rajasthan is culturally wealthy and has ingenious and cultural ethnicity which replicates the prehistoric Indian way of living. There is a very rich and assorted folk culture from villages which is often represented as representative of the state.

Classical music, and dance with their highly sophisticated distinct styles is an element of the elevating Rajasthani traditions. The music is down-to-earth and songs depict day to day relationships and chores, more often focused around fetching water from ponds or wells. Some of the dances like the Kalbeliya dance from Jaisalmer and the Ghoomar dance of Udaipur and have achieved international gratitude. Folk music is also a very important part of Rajasthani culture. Kathputli, Chang, Tejaji, Bhopa, Kachchhighori, Teratali, Ghindr, etc. are some of the well known traditional Rajasthani culture. Folk songs are generally ballads which relate to many heroic deeds and love stories. Devotional and religious songs (also known as bhajans and banis) often go together with some musical instruments like sitar, dholak, sarangi etc. Rajasthan is also well known for its colorful and traditional art. Its major exports products are the block prints, Bagaru prints, tie and dye prints, Zari embroidery and Sanganer prints. Handicraft items like carpets, wooden furniture, and blue pottery are commonly found.

 
 

Main religious festivals includes Deepawali, Holi, Teej, Gangaur, Shri Devnarayan Jayanti, Janmashtami, Gogaji, and Makar Sankranti and the main religion is Hinduism. Rajasthan's desert festival which is held once in a year (in winter) is celebrated with enormous interest and obsession. There are also fairs with puppeteers, acrobats, folk performers and snake charmers. Camels, the king of the desert plays an astral role in many festivals.

Rajasthan is a place where beautiful goods are found at stumpy prices. It’s a shoppers’ paradise. Throwing light on the colorful culture of Rajasthan, Rajasthani clothes have a lot of embroidery and mirror-work. A piece of cloth is used to cover the head, both for protection from heat and maintenance of modesty.