Desert Festival

The golden city of Jaisalmer is getting ready to organize the Desert Festival again from February 8 – 10, 2017. The fair might jointly be held by state tourism department and district administration. The three-day event stresses more on local elements and heritage. Events in Desert Festival: The festival will be inaugurated on February 8 with a procession from Gadisar Lake to Poonam Singh Stadium. On the first day, turban tying, Moomal Continue Reading

Tribes of Rajasthan

Tribes of Rajasthan: Introduction Rajasthan has been home to numerous tribal & nomadic communities, the tribes of Rajasthan constitute approximately 13.5% of Rajasthan’s population. Each of these tribes can be identified by their own culture, customs, trades, fairs & festivals. Bhils & Minas constitute the majority of population of the tribes of Rajasthan. Schedule Tribes of Rajasthan 1. Bhils Bhils are the largest tribe in Rajasthan. Banswara is the main area where Continue Reading

Folk Dances of Rajasthan

Rajasthan has multiple folk dances tracing their origin to rural customs and traditions, which continue to be an integral part of people’s lives.   Bhavai Folk Dance: Location: Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Banswara, Dungarpur Performed By: Skilled male or female dancers Performance Occassion: Marriages Features: Bhavai dance basically involves women dancers balancing 8 to 9 earthen-pots (matki’s) on their heads and dancing simultaneously. Additionally, dancers also put their feet on the top of a glass Continue Reading

Rajasthani Painting

Rajput School of Painting or Rajasthani Painting Rajasthani Painting Themes – events of epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Krishna’s life, beautiful landscapes, and humans Precious stones, Gold and silver were used Mughal Influence Dominance of Chaurapanchasika group style in Indian Rajasthani Paintings Starting from the 16th century, when the Rajput Painting originated, numerous schools emerged, including: Mewar School Chavand, Nathdwara, Devgarh, Udaipur and Sawar Marwar school the Kishangarh, Continue Reading

Rajasthani Literature

RAJASTHANI LITERATURE: Before taking first step ahead, first we need to understand difference between “History of Literature in Rajasthan” and “History of Rajasthani Literature”. While both of them may seem alike but in actuality they are quite different. Now, First “History of Literature in Rajasthan” means all the literature works that has been created within geographical boundary of Rajasthan from start of time till now. As a result, it includes Continue Reading

Rajasthani Handicrafts

Handicrafts of Rajasthan Sculpture Art in Rajasthan Sculpture Art in Rajasthan started from Maurya Period. Different areas in Rajasthan are famous for Different Color Stones. A state that has so many varieties of stones is bound to have progressive sculpture art. Different Stones: Dungarpur – Green Black Dhoplur – Red Bharatpur – Pink Makrana – White Jodhpur – Badami/Brown/Buff Rajsamand – White with tint of Black Jalore – Granite Kota Continue Reading

Rajasthan: Festivals and Fairs

Rajasthan: Festivals & Fairs: Rajasthan is a land of fairs & festivals, but before we can get understanding of these it is essential to learn the names of Indian Seasons & months, as the India festivals & fairs are organized based on Hindi calendar, which is LUNAR. In Hindu calendar, year begins with 1- Chaitra: First day after new moon (Amavsya) New Year of Vikram Samvat (2073 in 2016) New Continue Reading

Rajasthani Language

Rajasthani Language: Rajasthani is name given to group of dialects spoken in Rajasthan. Recognized as a distinct literary language by Sahitya Academy (National Academy of letters) & University Grants Commission (UGC). Script is Devanagri. 10 vowels and 31 consonants. Two genders Fund of folk literature consisting of ballads, songs, proverbs, folk tales and panegyrics. In 2003 the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly – passed a unanimous resolution to insert recognition of Rajasthani Continue Reading