Rajasthan is the Land of the Royal Kings. It is the largest state comprising 33 districts. The capital and largest city are Jaipur. It is endowed with spontaneous glamour and incredible history.
During the Indus Valley Civilisation, Rajasthan was ruled by the Gurjars, hence it was named Gurjaratra. Later, during the British Raj, the state changed its name to Rajputana. On 17th March 1948, the union cabinet decided to merge four princely states Alwar, Dholpur, Karauli, and Bharatpur into Matsya Union. On 25th March 1948, Apart from Matsya Union, the union cabinet decided to form Rajasthan Union comprising Tonk, Jhalawar, Banswara, Dungarpur, Kishangarh, Pratapgarh, Bundi, Kota, and Shahpura. After the formation of the Rajasthan Union, Udaipur's Maharaja decided to join the Rajasthan Union. On 30th March 1949, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Bikaner joined the Rajasthan Union and formed Greater Rajasthan. Finally, on 15th May 1949, Matsya Union joined Greater Rajasthan and formulated United Rajasthan. Then, United Rajasthan and Sirohi merged.
Re-organization of the state was started in Ajmer, Abu Tehsil, and Bhanpura joined Rajasthan under the State Re-organization Act, 1956.
Fairs and festivals
The state is very admirable because colorful fairs and festivals are organized here such as Mewar Festival, Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Teej Festival, International Kite Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival, Brij Holi, Pushkar Camel Mela, Shilpgram Crafts Mela.
Rajasthan is situated in the northern region of India. It is spread over 342,239 km². The Thar desert extended to Pakistan. The state shares its boundary with Punjab (north part), Madhya Pradesh (southeast part), Gujarat(southwest part), Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh (northeast part).
The state's population was 68,548,437 as per the 2011 census. Sindhis also reside, but a high population is of Hindu religion (88.49%) in the state.
The state is rich in cultural heritage, dresses, foods, handicrafts, and historical places. The people of Rajasthan treat their guests as they would treat a god. Rajasthan Hospitality is famous all over the world. The women adore themselves by wearing saree with Odhni, and men wear dhoti and kurta with pagri.
The official language is Hindi, while Bagri, Marwari, Rajasthani, Brajbhasha, and Mewar are spoken in Rajasthan.
The state is blessed with beautiful and historical places in Jaipur, lakes in Udaipur, deserts, and forts in Bikaner, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer. There are also various wildlife and bird sanctuaries i.e., Desert National Park, Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Mukundara Hills National Park, and Ranthambore National Park. The state is the third highest tourist visiting the place.
Rajasthan had a 67.06% literacy rate including 52.66% female and 80.51% male. Although, the state has a low female literacy rate in India.
Dances and music
Rajasthan is adorned with traditional cultural heritage. Their music and dance forms are so satisfying and mellow. Originally, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Kalbelia are famous for the Ghoomar dance. Ghoomar also has international recognition. Other traditional Rajasthani dance forms are Gair, Tejaji, Grindr, Kachchhi Ghori, Chang, Kathputli, Teratali, and Chang dance. Rajasthani folk music is Ballads, Banis, and Bhajans.
Rajasthan cuisine is mainly vegetarian and offers mouth-watering and delicious food. Their food is spicy and tangy. Rajasthani spicy curries and delicious desserts are famous in the state. Don't go without trying Dal Baati Churma, Laal Maans, Gatte ki sabzi, Papad ki sabzi, Raab, Onion Kachori, Ghevar, and Ker sangria.
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