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Villages of Rajasthan

Abhi Tripathi
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The quaint villages of Rajasthan present a contrasting picture to the royal cities of the state. I want to know more about the villages of Rajasthan

Posted On : 4/18/2009 4:50:26 AM

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Suparna Sen
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The typical villages of Rajasthan consist of a collection of huts that are circular and have thatched roofs. The walls are covered with a plaster of clay, cow dung, and hay, making a termite-free. Boundaries for the houses and land holdings, called baras, are made of the dry branches of a nettle-like shrub. Rajasthan villages have Eco - friendly Houses. Consisting of courtyards, and a large Nora or cattle enclosure, attached to one side or at the entrance, these houses are made of a mixture of sun-baked clay bricks covered with a plaster of lime. With regard to the attire of the villagers, the women are seen wearing turbans bob past in saffron and red skirts billow beneath mantles that veil the faces of the women. The women just love to wear jewels that glint on their foreheads and faces. Each village in Rajasthan is a multi-community settlement. Various castes of people live in the villages, creating a structure of dependence based on the nature of their work. At the head of the village settlement there are usually the Rajputs, the warrior race of India who have served the rulers and kings for years.

Posted On : 4/20/2009 4:21:46 AM

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Gaurav Soni
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Hi Abhi Bhaiya. I felt really good after reading all these posts on the topic Villages Of Rajasthan . First I want to tell you that I am from Barmer district of Rajasthan. I am eager to tell you about the villages of Rajasthan. A village of Rajasthan is collection of Dhanis a small unit of village . As Suparna told that huts are circular and have thatched roofs. The walls are covered with a plaster of clay, cow dung, and hay she is right, these circular huts are known as kotdi in our region. Villagers really lives a difficult life as they suffer from drought throughout the year and they even have no sufficient water for drinking at all specially during summer as a result their cattle dies which are a source of income for them.Camel is mainly used by villagers for traveling on the sand dunes. Weather of Rajasthan is almost dry and temperature goes to 48 degree Celsius almost every year in the western region. After all these difficulties villagers are facing each and every hurdle happily. They mainly eat Bajra pearl millet and the local vegetables of Rajasthan. Guests are considered as God by the Rajasthanis. Marwadi language is spoken by the Rajasthanis which is one of the most respectful languages. Men usually wears Dhotis and Kurta or achkan , and saafa turban on the head, women use to wear kanchli blouse of Rajasthani Style , ghaghara and odhna or odhni . Both men and women use Mojari or pagarki known as jooti in hindi as footwear. Among the huts and small houses there are few Big houses generally of Rajputs the Warrior race who settles the village disputes and also are at the head of the village. The life of the villages of Rajasthan is really interesting and people feels proud on this land of Maharajas i.e. RAJASTHAN.

Posted On : 4/22/2009 1:30:01 AM

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Abhi Tripathi
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Hi Abhi Bhaiya. I felt really good after reading all these posts on the topic Villages Of Rajasthan ..


thanks gaurav for this detail information. Can you tell me more about the village cultural festival please ..

Posted On : 4/23/2009 9:20:34 PM

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Gaurav Soni
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Hi Abhi Bhaiya, There is a special importance of festivals and fairs in the cultural heritage of Rajasthan. these are the cultural festivals also. The Festival of Gangaur is celebrated by ladies in the form of worship of Ishwar Shiva and Gauri Parvati . This festival continues for 18 days. Ladies observe fast. This festival is celebrated all over Rajasthan but it is specially popular in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Kota and Zhalawar districts of Rajasthan. Idols of Ishwar and Gauri are worshiped with great joy and like a rath-yatra they are carried on the head of women, now a days on four-wheelers in the various parts of the city. From the Point of view of season, this festival is celebrated with great fun-fare on the third of Hindu Shravan month. There is a tradition of swinging on this festival, which is evident from folk songs. Second festival is Sheetalasaptami and Sheetalashtami. From the scientific point of view about change of seasons, the festival of worship of Goddess Shitla Mata and taking cold food on seventh and eight of Hindu month Chetra Krishna paksh is also a prominent festival. A famous fair is organized in Jodhpur city. Third is Akhateej Akshay Tritiya festival which is related to harvesting is celebrated on the Third of Hindu month Baisakh shukla. Festivals related to folk deities are also famous. Fairs are organized on various cultural and religious festivals. Various types of fasts are also celebrated with great festivity. Pushkar fair, Dussehra fair of Kota, Gangaur and Teej fair of Jaipur, Akadashi fair of folk deity Tejaji, Ramdeo ji, Goga ji, Jambho ji, Sawai Bhoj Asind etc. Fooldol fair and celebration Shahpura Bhilwara , Bharthari s fair Alwar , Kela Devi Karoli , Shitla Mata s fair at Chaksu, Maru Mela of Jaisalmer and Vaineshwar Dham fair of Dungarpur are famous. National festivals like Diwali, Holi, Dussehra, Rakshabandhan, Navratra, Shivratri, etc. are also celebrated with great pomp and show.

Posted On : 4/24/2009 11:57:26 AM

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