Rajasthan Music

Musical Instruments
The famous music of this state also brings with it a lot of very famous and widely accepted musical instruments.The state of Rajasthan can’t be thought about without its folksongs and folkdances and to keep in tandem, A wide variety of musical instruments are used.

The musical instruments range from the soft tinklers to thunderous kettledrums; from simple, slender flutes to intriguing trumpets; and from the rustic looking resonators for basic rhythm to elegant and fully developed bowing or plucking devices. Read Full Post…

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Rajasthan Museums

The Royal State of Rajasthan is full of majestic palaces and marvellous high standing forts, temples, which are well known for their architecture and design. There are many museums in Rajasthan, which are treasure trove of ancient manuscripts, weapons. This heritage and culture is still alive in the state and is of most interest to all the tourists who viist this state in millions every year and try to take back these memories. These memories are kept in the musesum that throng the state and are highly appreciated. Some of the best Museums are:

Ajmer Government Museum 
The beautiful fort and palace built by the Mughal Emperor Jahagir in 1616 has been converted into this museum. What is today commonly known, as Magazine is the palace quarters where the emperors lived.After the British occupation in 1818 and during the First World War of Independence in 1857 the British that gave the name magazine used it as the Rajputana Arsenal.

Alwar Government Museum 
The Alwar Museum is situated in the old city areand it has different unique collection of arms, bidri work acquered and ivory work, musical instruments, stuffed animals, beautiful brass and pottery works from Jaipur, Multan, Bengal and Ceylon, miniature paintings and Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts. The paintings have been further divided into various sub-styles. The third section of the museum contains the armoury of State rulers. Various kinds of shiedls, swords, pistols, rifles, daggers and other items are on display.

Bikaner Fort Museum 
Ganga Mahal, is one of the special halls taken over by Maharaja Ganga Singh, now it is the Fort Museum.This museum like all museums in the state have a very mind blowing and a fine collection of antique Rajput weaponry, jade handle daggers, camel hide dhals (shiedls) and inliad handguns and camel guns.The furniture that were used then by thes rulers are also asved here for public viewing and the jewellery studded in these artifacts and furniture just leaves you gaping and wanting to see more and more of these very preciuos and priceless belongings.

The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum 
The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum is another feather in the cap of the State that has got this museum to its credit, as this museum in Rajasthan is considered to be very important. A fine collection of the heritage of Rajasthan, this museum in Bikaner has some principal sections like the History, Sculpture, Terracotta, Maharaja Ganga Singh Memorial, local Arts and Crafts section, Miniature Paintings, Folk-Arts section and Bronzes Armory.

Fateh Prakash Palace Museum 
Another very important and prominent museum in Rajasthan is the Fateh Prakash Palace Museum in Chittaurgarh.As we know Chittaurgarh is known for its special fort that represents the culture of this small city of Rajasthan.However a small portion of this palace is given for the purpose of keeping the heritage and culture of Rajasthan alive. This museum basically keeps a treasure trove of sculptures. Amongst the important ones are Ganpati from Pangarh along with Indra and Jain Ambica statues from Rashmi village of Podt medieval period. Also on display in the museum are many weapons, daggers, and armory.

Virat Nagar Museum 
Virat Nagar museum is in the capital city of Jaipur.It was also the cpita place of the legendary Matsayadesh. Frequent refences of Matsayadesh have been made in the Indian epic- the Mahabharat. In the period of these maharajas and maharani rule, the area around the district of Jaipur, Alwar and Bharatpur came to be known as Matsayadesh with Virat Nagar as its capital. The museum has a speciality and that is it is not very big in mits appearance as compared to the other museums but the best part is that it is one museum that has the riches collection of artifacts and sculptures that are stored here in this museum. The excavated pikkins old coins, seals, metallic pieces, weaponos and statues have been exhibited here.

Amer (Jaipur) Archaeological Museum 
Located in the Dil-e-A-aram Gardens, of Amer, the ancient capital of Jaipur, and established in 1949. Before the collections of all the excvated materials from Rairh, Bairat, Sambhar, Nagar etc. and the sculptures and epigraphs collected from various sites in the erstwhile Jaipur State were housed at Vidyadhar Gardens in Purana Ghat.

Rajasthan Information

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A country so different from the rest in the world, a country which is blessed with Nature and a country which can boast of a lot of peace and tranquility entices every single individual in the world to pay a visit to this wonderful Mystical and Mesmerizing place. Read Full Post…

Rajasthan Gems & Jewelery

The people of Rajasthan, are said to be crazy about jewellery , gems and diamonds and this was also the scene years back when the men and women traditionally wore necklaces, armlets, anklets, earings and rings.

With the advent of the Mughal Empire, Rajasthan became a major centre for production of the finest kind of jewellery. It was a true blend of the Mughal with the Rajasthani craftsmanship. The Mughals were instrumental in bringing sophisticated designs and technical know-how of the Persian with them when they entered India. Read Full Post…

Rajasthan Fairs & Festivals

Jaipur Elephant Festival : Time – March 
Celebrated also in March around Holi (festival of colors) is the Elephant Festival of the capital Jaipur, a tourists’ delight. The mighty mammals claim center stage and stride majestically parading their decorated trunks and tusks. The festival begins with a procession of elephants, camels and horses followed by folk dancers at their entertaining best. The god worshiped on the occasion, Ganesh or Ganapati, is the elephant son of Shiva and Parvati. Read Full Post…

Rajasthan Adventure

The spirit of adventure and bravery has always been a prominent part of life. in the days of yore, hunting was the major source of excitement for the people. Pitting their wits against the most ferocious of animals was considered a challenge.

Wrestling was yet another outlet for those seeking a show of strength. Today times have changed but the search for adventure still remains. So if you’re driven by the call of adventure, come to Rajasthan. Rajasthan – a land blessed with golden sands, meandering Chambal and Banas rivers, Aravalli hills, forests and rolling meadows, cascading water falls and hospitable people, steeped in a rich culture. Read Full Post…

Rajasthan Dances

Fire Dance: This form of dance is very captivating nad needs the heroics of the performer.This dance form is all about the valour of the people of this land. The Jasnathis of Bikaner and Chum are renowned for their tantric powers and this dance is in keeping with their lifestyle. Read Full Post…

Rajasthan Culture

The Fairs and festivals of this state add a lot of colour and life into the lives of these hard-working desert people. Holi the festival of colours,brings forth the joyous, lively rhythms of the change and dhamal songs Marriage ,childbirth ,the visit of the son-in-law, all call for song and music. Read Full Post…

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Rajasthan Culture
The Fairs and festivals of this state add a lot of colour and life into the lives of these hard-working desert people. Holi the festival of colours,brings forth the joyous, lively rhythms of the change and dhamal songs Marriage ,childbirth ,the visit of the son-in-law, all call for song and music. Read Full Post…

Kerala Wildlife

Kerala in South India also called God’s Own Country. It is a jewel in the map of south India and it is also the home to many rare and special forms of animal, bird and marine life. The wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala provide refuge to different forms of wildlife in Kerala and provide tourists with an opportunity to see these rare creatures in their natural surroundings.

There are different species that were endangered but they have been very well preserved here and taken care of in these surroundings. And nothing could be better than to see these wild animals in their natural surroundings. After all who doesn’t love to see the big cat languish its prey just after a fresh kill or who doesn’t like to watch the beautiful chirpy little birds take flight to the sky and soar high up in the air. Read Full Post…

Kerala Pilgrim Centres

Kerala, the visitors’ paradise, has soul-cleansing centres too. Pilgrim centres of all religions abound this tiny state. Thousands throng such centres with agitated minds and return cool, calm and collected.

Hindus, Christians, Muslims and even microscopic minorities such as Jains have their own pilgrim centres where devotees genuflect to bare their mental trauma. Read Full Post…

Kerala Museums

Government Museum
Founded in 1857 the museum is located within a spacious park and zoological garden. The art collection covers aspects of Kerala’s rich heritage, especially stone, wood and bronze sculpture. Over the centuries Kerala developed a unique style of craftsmanship in the visual and performing arts. The Bronze Gallery displays the special characteristics of bronzes from Kerala which were distinct from the ones from Tamil Nadu. Read Full Post…