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The state “Rajasthan” is culturally rich and has unique and vibrant culture along with thousand-year-old heritage in fact we can find a wide diversity in its eye-catching and interesting culture. The official language of the state is Hindi but the primary spoken language is Rajasthani and it deviate according to various regions such as Malwi in South-East Rajasthan, Mowati in North East Rajasthan and Jaipuri in the eastern part of the state. The colorful culture of Rajasthan reflects in its music & dance, costumes & ornaments, delicious cuisine, tradition & customs and fair & festivals.
 

Rajasthan is like a blueprint of colours which reflects in the Rajasthani apparel. People in Rajasthan prefer to wear bright clothes with the lavish use of silver zari work and gota. Tribal and nomadic women of Rajasthan are known for their love for exquisitely designed silver jewelry that adds to their charm. Rajasthani clothes use a lot of embroidery, colours and mirror work. The famous tie and dye prints block prints, Sanganer prints, Zari embroided works, wooden handicrafts and blue potteries form a big percentage of export products of Rajasthan in India.

The royal state “Rajasthan” promises to be an occurrence of a lifetime with its wealth of culture and traditions in Rajasthan. Rajasthan- the land of royalty is a sparkling jewel set in the golden sands of an inhospitable deserts landscape. The arts and crafts, music and dance, cuisine and people of Rajasthan, all are instances of the cultural rainbow of India. The women from Rajasthan in brightly colored clothes, wearing tons of jewelry and the huge turbans decorated by the men are examples of the cultural diversity of Rajasthan.

Rajasthan is among the richest states in the country as far as the field of arts and crafts is alarmed. Here, stone, clay, leather, wood, ivory, lac, glass, brass, silver, gold and textiles were given the most brilliant forms. For women there was endless variety such as tie and dye fabrics, embroidered garments, enamel jewelry inlayed with precious and semi-precious stones, leather jootis etc.

The state is known for its traditional and colorful art. Rajasthani art and crafts, with its staggering variety, beauty and color has contributed the most to the crafts collage of India. As far as paintings are concerned, the Rajasthani mini paintings can be found in palaces of Rajasthan. In certain old and historic towns in the interiors of Rajasthan's Shekhawati region, paintings and superb frescoes can be seen adorning the parapets of even the huts of Rajasthan. They exude with a rich sense of humor. The paintings found in the palaces of Rajasthan are particularly suggestive of Lord Krishna's legends.

The major art and craft work that attract the attention of people worldwide are such as Rajasthani jewelry, mostly the silver embellished with meena work; fabulous fabrics; the arrestingly lovely costumes; traditional items of furniture; Laheriyas or the delicately created patterns in waves, the pachranga or five colored bhandej (tie -and-dye) on sarees, chunnis; or mantles and safas or turbans; sarees from Kota; hand block printing; feather-soft and feather-light Jaipuri razai (quilt); handmade paper; jootis or remarkably sturdy footwear; lamp shades, vases; perfume vials; photo frames; gesso work in floral designs; hand-knotted woolen carpets and extensive range of cotton rugs called durries etc. In fact, the block prints of Rajasthan tie and die prints, Bagaru prints, Sanganer prints, Zari embroidery are major export products from Rajasthan.

A perfect complement to the music could be found in the lively folk dances of Rajasthan. The tera tali performed sitting, is an exercise in rhythmic dexterity of Rajasthan. Musicians still use ancient, simple instruments that produce strangely attractive sounds-twin flutes called algoza, the magnetic Jewish harp or morchhang, the stringed instrument with a tinkling cluster of bells called the ravanhatta and the earthen pitcher or matka turned in the hands with remarkable agility and used as a percussion instrument are some of these instruments.

Rajasthani dances are a stunning celebration of life and color. Among the best known is the Ghoomar dance in which the dancer pirouettes gracefully and her full Ghaghra (skirt) flares out in a blaze of color and movement. The Kachhi-ghodi is above all vigorous dance in which the bridegroom's party boisterously sings folk ballads and stages a mock fight with much nimble side-stepping, sharp pirouetting and brandishing of swords; dancers are ensconced within the figure of a horse with just their torsos showing constitute some of the other dance forms of Rajasthan.

To summarize the culture of Rajasthan can state that Rajasthan is a wide spectrum of shining shade stroked by waves of settlers ranging from its old days to till date where it has reached now after having lots of struggle but its colorful costumes, festivals and customs ease the dullness of surviving with a unkind, demanding land in Rajasthan.

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