RAJASTHANI CULTURE

HISTORY IS OUR BODY AND CULTURE IS OUR SOUL…..
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Rajasthan has many beautiful artistic and cultural traditions which reflect the ancient Indian way of life. Rajasthan is also called “Land of Kings”. It has many tourist attractions and good facilities for tourists. This historical state of India attracts tourists and vacationers with its rich culture, tradition, heritage, and monuments. It has also some wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Rajasthan’s Culture dates back to the years of Kings where it was previously called Rajputana. Over the years it has been ruled by various kings including the Rajput, Marathas and even Muslim rulers. A land where royalty is the way of living. A land where celebrations know no boundaries and usher festivity among everyone.
Welcome to Rajasthan, the ‘Cultural Capital of India’! One of the most alluring tourist destinations in the world, the ‘Land of Maharajas’ is one such place that showcases the most exuberant colours and cultures. From the costumes to people’s food habits, religious celebrations to social gatherings, Rajasthan is still adhered to its diverse traditions and rich cultures. Rajasthan has so many different names and in so many ways, it reflects the ancient lifestyle of India. Rajasthani culture is rich, special and also colourful which also shows the colourful and interesting history of state. The biggest state in India by its area which is located on the north western side of the country and also is populated with a number of splendid Palaces, strong and spectacular Forts, stunning Havelis and the vibrant life style of the people shows the royalty of the old long gone era.


ATITHI DEVO BHAVO….
Attithi Devo bhavo’ means to treat your guests like as you would treat God. This principle is a part of the Rajasthani Culture. They treat their guests well and make them want to visit again. Most of the people in Rajasthan are involved in tourism-related jobs and hence take this principle very seriously as they earn their revenue due to the tourists and have pledged to serve them. A popular folk song ‘Padharo Mhare Desh’ literary means ‘Welcome to my country’. Rajasthan Hospitality is famous all over the world.


FOLK MUSIC AND DANCE…..
Since many rulers ruled Rajasthan, each region has its own folk culture. The folk music and dance of Rajasthan are similar due to their geographical confinement, but each differs in their unique style.They perform ‘ragas’ (songs) for different purposes. Like during the pre-monsoon time, they would perform ragas to call forth the rains. Many traditional instruments are used by them that include dhols, shenhai, and been. Folk songs were usually for certain purposes like weddings or birth or were passed to tell a story of bravery or a romantic tale. Dance differed among different tribes. Ghoomer dance, which originated in Udaipur, has gained international recognition and appreciation.


ARCHITECTURE…..
The architectural style in Rajasthan is as diverse as its people. Rajasthan should be your next place to visit if you are a lover of architecture and appreciate monumental buildings, heritage sites and different styles of design. It is a western Indian architecture style with various domes and carvings on the pillars and the ceilings.The Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur is an architecture of Beaux-Arts style along with a blend of eastern and western architectural styles in spite of being built by Maharaja Jai sign II, a Hindu ruler. Culture of Rajasthan is truly inspiring for the entire world and a true delight for the eyes of the beholders. Tie-dye works, zari work, embroidery, mirror work on clothes, use of precious metals, and other metal works are some of the indigenous forms of Rajasthani traditional form of art and crafts.

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