Culture of Rajasthan
Languages of Rajasthan
Hindi is the official language of the state. But the principal language is "Rajasthan",
and the four major dialects are Marwari in the west, Jaipuri in the east, Malwi
in the southeast and Mewati in the northeast. But Hindi language is replacing Rajasthani.
Moreover, you will find English speaking people in all the major cities, and in
remote villages also you will find someone who can speak and understand English.
But other languages are completely unknown. You may ask Tour Operators to help you
on this and they do have guides who knows almost all the languages.
Music & dance of Rajasthan
Every region has its own very dialect of music and dance. The Ghoomar dance from
Udaipur and Kaibeliya dance of Jaisalmer have international recognition. Folk music
is a vital part of Rajasthan culture. Songs are used to tell the legendary battles
of Rajputs. Folk songs are commonly ballads which relate heroic deeds, love stories,
and religious or devotional songs known as bhajans and banis and often accompanied
by musical instruments like dholak, sitar, sarangi etc.
Religion of Rajasthan
Hindusim is the main religion of Rajasthan. Other significant religious groups in
the state are the Jains and the Muslims. There are many local folk heros and local
deities such as Pabuji, Ramdeoji, Gogaji, Mehaji, Tejaji & Harbhuji.
Art & architecture of Rajasthan
Rajasthan is known for its traditional and colorful art. The block prints, tye and
die prints, Bagaru prints, Sanganer prints, zari embroidery are major export products
from Rajasthan. Handicraft items like wooden furniture and handicrafts, carpets,
blur potteries are some of the things you will find here. Rajasthan is shopper’s
Rajasthan is famous for the majestic forts, intricately carved temples and decorated
havelis. Jantar Mantar, Dilwara Temples, Chittorgrah Fort, Lake Palace Hotel, City
Palaces, Jaisalmer Havelis are true architectural heritage.