Rich Culture 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.

The Thar is known for being the most colourful desert in the world. A spirit of celebration permeates the very air of this province. Reflected in Rajasthan's colourful streets and in the costumes of its people is the spirit of joie de vivre. Over centuries Rajasthan has hosted varied civilizations, each bringing its distinct flavour to this cultural melting pot. 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. All shaped this region called the land of kings. Dance, music, celebration, fanfare, festivals, art and aesthetics relieve the tedium of coping with this harsh and demanding land. Travel to Rajasthan, savor its splendors, imbibe its enviable heritage and immerse yourself in its cultural melange.

Folk Dance And Music Of Rajasthan

Culture of Rajasthan also includes Folk Dance and Music. The folk dance and music of Rajasthan are lively, exhilarating, hypnotic and compelling. A part of the eternal appeal of this strange and wondrous land, Rajasthan folk dance and music is a part of life in Rajasthan. Indeed Rajasthan has a very vibrant, highly evolved tradition of performing arts carefully nurtured and sustained over the centuries.

Dance And Music Of Rajasthan

As evening falls and the amaranthine sun sinks low into the sands, the desert comes alive with joyous sounds and celebration. Tribes and gypsy troupes of folk dancers and musicians travel the land and entertain still, a legacy of a time when TV sets were unknown. Patronised by the royalty of yore these communities of performers are still thriving in the land where the culture has remained unchanged almost since the medieval age. Lissome women pirouette and dance to rhythmic beats, their skirts swirl around the fires around which they dance, they move gracefully even as they balance clay pots or lamps on their heads, and the beat, consistent in the background seems to emanate from the very heart of the desert.

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