Culture Of Rajasthan
The culture of Rajasthan is today a curious and charming blend of the traditional aspects of the culture which Rajasthan has inherited from the ages gone by as well as the more modern influences which are today seeping into the culture, often seen to be one of the most traditional cultures in the world as well as that of the Hindu heart land.
The language that is most widely used in Rajasthan is the Rajasthani language, while the predominance of Hindi can also be observed in certain parts of the province. The language varies as we travel around the different districts of Rajasthan, with almost each and every district of the province exhibiting its own dialect as well as the addition of several new words. Striking and melodious, the Rajasthani language is a pleasure to listen to even to ears untrained in the language.
The music and dance of the different districts of the province is as varied as the different landscapes of the province, which also finds reflection in the various modes of folk songs and folk dances of Rajasthan. Many of these, like the Ghoomar Dance from Udaipur and Kalbeliya Dance of Jaisalmer have gained international repute today, which has helped in enhancing the position that the culture of Rajasthan enjoys in the world today. The songs of Rajasthani Culture reverberate all round this desert kingdom with its wide and varied repertoire of genres. Thus, the land echoes with the soulful bhajans of Meera Bai while the resonance of the nomadic tunes hummed by the gypsies haunt the golden sands of the desert late into the night.
The artist endeavor of the people of Rajasthan also plays an important role in the promotion of the Culture of Rajasthan, with several varieties of paintings, handlooms as well as handicrafts spreading the fame of the Rajasthani artisans not just in India but all around the world. Block Prints, Tie and Dye Prints, Bagaru Prints, Sanganer Prints as well as Zari Embroidery are some of the most notable examples of the art of Rajasthan, most of which have their origin in the History of Rajasthan.