Rajsathani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.

It is believed that the Rajputs are of Scythian origins who were originally the residents of Iran and Caucasia in central Europe.There are also other records which states that the Rajputs belong to the warrior clan or the  descendants ofthe Ksatriyas of Vedic India. These Rajputs are classified into various castes and sub castes where the GurjarPratiharas are supposed to be the earliest of the Rajput clan.Some of the other Rajput clan includes the Sisodias,Rathors, Chauhans, Kachawahas, Bhattis, Panwars and Solankis.The Rajputs are noted for their bravery who  fought toprotect their land from several Muslim invaders like Mohamed Ghori. The Rajputs are brave warriors and excellent rulers and administrators.Atleast 12% of the total population of Rajasthan is constituted by the tribal  people. Some of the major tribes of Rajasthan are the Bhils, Minas, Lohars, Garasias and Sahariyas. Udaipur is  mainly occupied by theBhils tribal community anddistricts like Jaipur and Madhopur are inhabited by the Minas. Garasias and Sahrias tribes belong to the Sirohi and Kota district. The lohars are nomads who found their home in  Udaipur. The Sahariyas  inhabit the jungles of Shahbad, Jhalawar, Sawai Madhopur, Dungarpur and Udaipur. The Rajasthani’s own the pride of not only enriching the culture of Rajasthan but also the entire culture of India. The people of Rajasth are known for their culture which is nearly 5000 years old and which is a blend of tradition and  history with the present contemporarylifestyle. There are lot of customs and traditions followed by the diverse  population of the state and it adds to the embellishment of the culture of the people. The cultural heritage of the Rajasthani’s are influenced by various features like its folk music and dances, differentlanguages and dialects, the majestic forts,palaces, mansions and divinely holy places of religious worship, its multihued fairs and festival and its cuisine. Notonly the people but also the commercial markets give a picture of the vibrant culture of the Rajasthani’s. Variousproducts of the people of Rajasthan which can reflect the culture of the state are tie and die textiles, intricately carved wooden furniture withalluring motifs, block print textiles, lavish Bandhej saris and kurtis, zari and embroidered saris, luxurious and royal hand knotted carpets and durries, astonishing blue pottery, captivating mojaris and jutis,  and so on. The customs and traditions followed by the people of Rajasthan are those that pertain to that of the Vedic rites and rituals. The people of Rajasthan very strictly adhere to these traditional customs which is very essential according to every … Read more Rajsathani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.

Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.

Banganga Fair:-It is said that the stream of Banganga was formed when Arjun, one of the Pandavas, shot an arrow to quench the thirst of dying Bhishma Pitamah, who was a brave warrior and had been badly wounded in the battle of Mahabharata. Chandrabagha Fair:-Thousands of devotees gather here at the time of fair to … Read more Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.

Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments

The architecture of Rajasthan is mainly based on the Rajput school of architecture which was a blend of the Hindu and Mughal structural design. The stupendous forts, the intricately carved temples and the grand havelis of the state are integral parts of the architectural heritage of the state. The Rajputs were prolific builders. Some of … Read more Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments

Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan, Major Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue System. Socio-cultural Issues.

Mazor Dynasties  of Rajasthan:- Chauhan Dynasty Gehlot Dynasty Rathore Dynasty Kachhwaha Dynasty Pratihar Dynasty Chawad Dynasty Bhati Dynasty Yadav Dynasty Hada Dynasty Detailed notes for these dynasties will be provided later.