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Culture of Rajasthan


The royal Indian state of Rajasthan, promises to be an experience of a lifetime with its wealth of culture and traditions in Rajasthan. Rajasthan- the land of royalty is a glittering jewel set in the golden sands of a barren deserts landscape. The light that reflects off the golden sands engulfs a land renowned for its vibrant colors, people in bright clothes and beautiful jewelry, living in cities dotted and dominated by towering forts and palace of Rajasthan that rise from the sands like mirage.

The arts and crafts, music and dance, cuisine and people of Rajasthan, all are instances of the cultural rainbow of India. The women from Rajasthan in brightly colored clothes, wearing tons of jewelry and the huge turbans adorned by the men are examples of the cultural diversity of Rajasthan in India. The trip to Rajasthan not just offers unique sights like the architectural magnificence of the forts and palaces in Rajasthan. The picturesque dunes, the enigma of the beautifully built palaces and the atmosphere of the cities of Rajasthan are few features of the culturally astounding state.

The culture of Rajasthan is a wide spectrum of brilliant hues caressed by waves of settlers ranging from ancient Indus Valley urbanites to pastoral Aryan herdsmen, Bhil forest dwellers, Jain merchant princes, Jat and Gujjar cultivators, Muslim craftsmen, and the Rajput warrior aristocracy in Rajasthan. All shaped this region called the land of kings. Colorful costumes, festivals and customs relieve the tedium of coping with a harsh, demanding land in Rajasthan. People travel to Rajasthan to savor its splendors and imbibe its enviable heritage. Discover it all in the fairs and festivals, folk music, Rajasthani cuisine and crafts of Rajasthan.


Rajasthan has a vibrant culture and a thousand-year-old heritage. The official language of the state is Hindi but the primary spoken language is Rajasthani. There are however deviations according to various regions. For instance, Malwi in South-East Rajasthan, Mowati in North East Rajasthan and Jaipuri in the eastern part of the state to name just a few.

Cultural Ethnicity of Rajasthan in India The ethnicity of Rajasthan is a blend of fusion and tradition. The Rajputs of Rajasthan were a major force to reckon with in medieval India. Most of the leading Rajput clans married into Mughal royalty and nobility, and went into direct State service of the Mughal Empire. This made a big difference as people of two different ethnicities merged, influencing the ethnicity of the state. Rajasthan also has a number of tribal groups such as the Bhils, Minas, Gaduliya Lohars, Sahariyas, Damors and Sidhis in Rajasthan.

Starting from brocade garments of the royal family to the typical tie and dye ghagra choli of the locales the variety of Rajasthani clothing is endless. The cotton hand painted fabric from Sanganer, silk brocades, dupattas and odhni with Zari work, mirror worked blouses, tied and dyed dresses for both men and women, tying design and motifs in mehandi mandana are some of those related to the traditional attire of Rajasthan. Besides clothing, the accessories that Rajasthani people wear are characteristic of Rajasthan. The silver karas (bangles) worn by the women on her hand and feet, the jootis made of camel skin, the turban worn by the male are some of the things that add to the colorful image of Rajasthan.

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