Rajasthani Culture

The rich culture of Rajasthan is famous for its paintings, music and folk dances. Its miniature paintings of the many different schools of Rajasthan are now collector's items. The arts and culture has been influenced by the Persian elements during Mughal rule, and can be seen in the graceful Bikaner paintings and frescoes on palace walls. Every region has its own very dialect of music and dance.  

The Ghoomar dance from Udaipur and Kalbeliya 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.  

Hindi is the official language of the state. But the principal language is "Rajasthani", 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.

Historic landmarks include Kumbhalgarh Fort, Lake Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Junagarh Fort, Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli, Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort, Palace of Padmini, Vijay Stambh, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh.



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