The traditions, celebrations and culture of the multihued state of Rajasthan are impressive. Inhabitants of Rajasthan adore the huge forests, massive Thar Desert, waterfalls, plateaus, valleys and rivers of the state. Even though the state of Rajasthan has beautiful forts, palaces and other natural beauties, it also has wonderful and sensible cultural sensation. The long-established traditions, customs, festivals, regular outfits of people and even the living environment of Rajasthanis are established sagaciously in accordance with the weather conditions of the state and wellbeing of the people. For this reason, the natives of Rajasthan are always cheerful and healthy. The inventive living of Rajasthanis is linked to the nature and surroundings and is much more methodically formed.
Logical Reasons behind the traditional celebrations of Rajasthan:
For the most, several traditional festivals and carnivals in Rajasthan are celebrated in line with the weather conditions of the state. All the festivals of Rajasthan boast a thoughtful manipulation on the cultural atmosphere of climatic conditions.
Animated festival of Holi:
Holi is celebrated in Rajasthan between the months of March and April. The vibrant colors of Rajasthan are rejoiced with jollity. Holi is celebrated to reinforce unity, harmony and accord between each other and send the message of love through different colors that represents the shades of emotions in life. Holi is a sign to diminish discrimination between people. Simply put, Holi is a festival that encourages social concord among citizens.
Gangaur festival commences and lasts for 16 days in Rajasthan. All newly wedded women visit their parents’ houses during the festival and celebrate the festival with their friends. Gangaur is a multicolored festival of Rajasthan. It is observed throughout the state with vast enthusiasm and dedication by womenfolk who worship Gauri, the divine wife of God Shiva between the months of March and April. Gangaur festival is the festivity of spring, harvest & marital devotion. This festival basically strengthens social bonding between family and friends. A woman shares her matrimonial happiness with her parents and friends during the festival. Both Teej & Gangaur festivals of Rajasthan are very important for Rajasthanis and are celebrated in Jaipur in a grand manner.
Teej, the carnival of swings tributes the initiation of the torrential rain month of Shravan (in the month of August). The torrential rain falls on the scorched land of Rajasthan and the lovely aroma of the wet soil mounts in the air. People hang the swings from trees and ladies would dress up in bright green clothes. They sing songs merrily thereby welcoming the initiation of the monsoon. This Teej festival is devoted to the deity Parvati to tribute her unification with mighty God Shiva. Goddess Parvati is worshipped by seekers of conjugal bliss and happiness. A long parade is carried out in the pink city of Jaipur for two consecutive days on the Teej celebratory occasion. Lots of People watch and enjoy the parade.
Owing to the enjoyable ambiance of the neighbouring foliage, all women enjoy carefree swings. In the rainy season of Shraavan, women take a vacation from their work. The vegetation during the festival will also be fantastic. Playing games, Swing games and chit-chatting among themselves gives great opportunities for all women to be happy during the festival. Hence, the key reason behind Teej festival is to make a woman of the family happy thus making the whole family to prosper.
Reasons behind the Vivid Attires of Rajasthan:
The type and nature of the costumes in Rajasthan are mainly enthused by climate conditions and biology.
Dhoti and kurta:
The Dhoti and Kurta worn by men of Rajasthan is best suited to work in hot weather conditions. The Dhoti and Kurta are typically white in color. Usually, white color has the capacity to maintain coolness and observe excessive heat. Cotton Dhoti and Kurta combination is spacious and offers unique comfort to men.
Turbans or Safa:
Rajasthani men wear Turbans not just for their tradition. The manifold layers of turban prevent the head from strong winds and scorching sunlight and protect men from extreme heat. Safa or Turban acts as an emergency flee from extreme sunrays and acts as a ‘helmet'.
Rajasthani women wear special kind of skirt named Gaghra Choli. At present, Ghagra Choli is worn by rural women of Rajasthan. Generally, Rajasthani women are very painstaking. They work hard in their houses, farms and almost 24 hours a day. So, such skirts are easy to wear and comfortable than saris also. There is no discomfort in wearing it like a sari or worsen over time. In addition, Ghagra Choli helps maintain right body temperature in the arid region.
Rajasthan people generally wear sandals. These Sandals are primarily made from the skin of the camel. Sandals become warm in winter season and become cool in summer seasons. By wearing these sandals, one can maintain the exact shape of his/her legs both in winter & summer seasons. It also offers outstanding comfort to the wearer.
Healthy and exotic culinary of Rajasthan:
In the present day, there are too many cuisines such as Chinese, Thai, and Mexican are readily available in all places of India. However, most of the dishes are not really healthy. The weather conditions of Rajasthan are not really appropriate for today’s fast food varieties. Such oily and fatty dishes definitely affect the digestive system of Rajasthani's as they live in an extremely hot region. On the other hand, traditional Rajasthani dishes such as Dal, Curma, bati, Rabri, buttermilk, yogurt, buttermilk, millet & barley bread, corn, mustard, milk, fresh vegetables etc suits them perfectly. The typical Rajasthani food is healthy as well. In reality, the authentic Rajasthani food is not only maintains right body temperature but also regulates the blood pressure and prevents people from several heart diseases.