RAJASTHAN THE LAND OF KINGS

Rajasthan also known as “Land of Kings” and is a state in northern. The entire state is covered in 342,239 square kilometers. Or 10.4% of the entire geographical area of India. Rajasthan is the largest state in India by area and 7th largest state by population. The Great Indian Dessert is located in this state well known as “THAR dessert”. This state also shares borders with Pakistan.

Jaipur is also known as “Pink city”.

Pink City – JAIPUR

It’s a home for the 3 National tiger Reserves, the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai MadhopurSariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Mukundra Hill Tiger Reserve in Kota.

Traditionally the Rajputs, Gurjars, Jats, Meenas, Bhils, Rajpurohits, Charans, Yadavs, Bishnois, Meghwals, Sermals, Rajput Malis  and other tribes made a great contribution in building the state of Rajasthan. All these tribes suffered great difficulties in protecting their culture and the land. Millions of them were killed trying to protect their land.

This state is all about Royalty, Culture, color, camel and celebration. This place is famous for its beautiful lakes, desserts , historical place and forts. Festivals of this state include; Rituals, Ethnicity, Traditional festivals and celebrations.

Here’s the list of top festivals and fairs in Rajasthan:

 1. Teej Festival, Rajasthan: This festival is celebrated in the entire Rajasthan. However, this festival is commercialized in Jaipur. The celebration involves all the women of native. Performing interesting rituals in the temples. Street procession of the goddess with thousands of devotees dancing around with chariot bands, music, antique palanquins and much more is the iconic element of this festival.

Teej Festival – Rajasthan

2. Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF): In Jodhpur a City in Rajasthan This festival is celebrated, Entire festival is celebrated with traditional dance, music and art. Mehrangarh fort is famous for celebrating this festival. Over 200 artists of different genre come here to exhibit their talents in music industry. In this festival one can even find many different fairs, exhibition and shows of different styles.

Rajasthan International Folk Festival

3. Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar: Based on the banks of Pushkar Lake, this camel fair attracts tourists and merchants alike. The festival is celebrated for 5 days. In this Festival one can enjoy interesting events like camel racing, camel beauty contest, puppet shows, camel trading, music and dance performances. This place is the right place for buying camel souvenirs like camel leather articles, camel hair accessories and others.

Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar

4. Desert Festival, Rajasthan: one of my favorite festival this festival is celebrated in Sam sand dunes of Jaisalmer, a fully focused desert-based festival. People drive to the desert on camels to enjoy interesting events which take place here like camel races, belly dance, turban tying festival, moustache competition, gymnastic stunts and so on. This festival is celebrated for 3 days and in-fact people prefer night camping in the dessert in this festival. This festival has many stalls with unique handicrafts and souvenirs.

Desert Festival, Rajasthan

5. Nagaur Fair, Rajasthan: This is another fair which focuses on camels, oxen, cows and other animals. This festival is celebrated in Nagaur and is famous for animal races, cock fighting and much more. But this festival is not famous like Pushkar Camel Fair, but it is a delight to watch and enjoy.

Nagaur Fair, Rajasthan

Apart from festivals, Rajasthan is very famous for its adventurous activities like Camping, Jeep safaris, horse safaris, wildlife safaris, hot air ballooning and camel safaris

  1. Camping in Rajasthan

Camping in Rajasthan is available in proper tents or in magnificently envisioned and brought-to-life tree houses. The Tree House is located outside the city of Jaipur. Activities: The array of facilities and activities offered here are spa, swimming pool, lawn tennis, billiards, film screening, golf, camel safaris archery, volleyball, badminton, gym and birdwatching trips.

  • Rohetgarh Wilderness Camp

Wilderness camp Located outside the city of Jodhpur. It offers accommodation in six tents, set atop a sand dune. Activities: you can have alcoholic beverages in the open lounge, and avail Jeep safaris through the region. This camp also has a collection of horses, which it will readily give you rides on.

  • Wildlife Safaris in Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park is the prime place for taking adventure tours in Rajasthan if you want a good round of wildlife spotting. Located in the far east of Rajasthan near its state border with Madhya Pradesh.

  •  Hot Air Ballooning in Rajasthan

Another exciting yet adventures thing in Rajasthan is Hot Air Balloon, you will have to come to Jaipur. Jaipur is located in the eastern part of the state, and flights and trains to it are readily available from cities like Delhi and Mumbai. The city has a semi arid climate, which means that though the weather here is generally hot and dry, Jaipur does get some rainfall. During the summer season, the maximum temperature often rises beyond 45 degree Celsius. Winters sometimes record minimum temperatures of as low as -2 degree Celsius. The city receives substantial amounts of rain during the monsoon months of July and August. Major Attractions are Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Jal Mahal are all admired tourist attractions here.

  •  Desert Safari in Rajasthan

Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner are the perfect places to combine the joys of adventure tours in Rajasthan and camel safaris.

• Jodhpur: Situated near the banks of River Jojari in central Rajasthan, Jodhpur is a city replete with culture, history, architectural mastery and natural beauty. The winter season, which sees highs of 25 degree Celsius, is the perfect time to come here.

• Bikaner: Bikaner is a small town in the Thar Desert, located in north-western Rajasthan. Winters is the right time to experience maximum temperatures of 23 degree Celsius. It is also a remarkable place to see numerous types of scavenging birds like vultures, eagles and buzzards.

• Jaisalmer: The sand colored walls of the buildings in Jaisalmer perfectly complement the natural surroundings of the town. Located in the heart of the Thar Desert in Western Rajasthan, Jaisalmer experiences scorching summers and cool winters.

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INDIAN CULTURE AND TRADITION

Indian culture and tradition are famous all over the world. As we all know that India’s culture and traditions are very diverse, colorful and unique due to which these are celebrated every year in the same ways or trends. Because of these traditions, many tourists love to come and visit India. Below this, there are some amazing Indian customs and traditions which are celebrated across the place.

Here are 11 interesting Indian customs and traditions:

1. The Namaste

Namaste is a well-known gesture in India tradition to welcome guests. Namaste, namaskar, or ‘namaskaara’ are one of the five forms of ancient salutation mentioned in the ancient Hindu scriptures, The Vedas. It means “I bow to you”, and greeting each other, is a way of saying “Meet our minds”, indicates the fold palms placed before the chest. The word namaha cab be translated as ‘na ma’ (not mine), which denote the reductions of ego in the presence of the other one.

2. Always a Festive Season

“The greatness of a culture can be found in its Festivals.”

India has lot of festivals because diverse number of religions and groups like, Muslims celebrate Eid, Christians celebrate Christmas and Good Friday, Sikhs celebrate Baisakhi famous for harvesting of crop, and in Sikhisim, Sikhs celebrates the birthdays of their Gurus and the Hindus have Diwali, Holi, Makar Sakranti,Jains have Mahavir Jayanti, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s birthday on Buddha Poornima and many more. All these religions and festivals have their own values and we usually celebrate by giving holiday in our book.

3. Joint Families

In India, the concept of combined family or joint family is universal. Families used to live together and they still live. This is because of the tackiness behavior of the Indian society, and it is also said to be helpful in managing standards and stress.

4. Fasting

Fasting is an important part of Hindu culture. In Hindi language, Fast is known as Vrats or Upvas. People usually take fast to show their sincerity or giving thanks to the Gods and Goddesses. They observe fast on various religious occasions and also some people like to observe fast on different days of a week in favour of special God or Goddess connected with that particular day. The idea behind this is to strengthen the body and punishing yourself for cleansing the sins by taking fast.

5. Holy Cow

In Indian culture, Cow worshiped as a Holy animal.Its worshiped as a symbol of mother. God Lord Krishna, who grew up as a calf is often described as playing between the cows and the Gopis(milkmaids) dancing to his music. Lord Krishna is also known by the name of ‘Govinda’ or ‘Gopala’ which means “friend and protected of cow”. That’s why, cows play an important role in Indian culture and religion. Even Lord Shiva’s vehicle was Nandi- The Holi cow. So, raising a cow or making contributions for cow shelters is an important belief in Indians. Cows are a source of livelihood. Although cow dung is a major factor and fuel consumption, especially in rural India. Killing the cow or consuming cow meet is considered as a crime and many states in India some laws regarding cows just to save them.

6. The Science Behind Temples

Most of the temples are located along with the magnetic wave lines of the earth which usually help to boost energy efficiency. Temple is a place where anyone can get good wives, peaceful mind and increase the physical strength which will improve the performance of human being. Also, while entering to the temple, it will practice to remove footwear before entering religious places as they bring the mud to a clean and dedicated environment.

 7. Arrange Marriage System

The idea of arranged marriage in India starts from the early Vedic age. For royal families, an event called ‘Swayambar’ will be organized for the bride. Competitions from all over the state were called to compete to win the bride or the bride choose her best. Even today, the concept of arranged marriages is a favorite among Indians, a definite part of ‘Indian Culture’.

8. Religious Symbols

Indian traditions and scriptures have many signs and symbols that have many meanings. For example, the use of the Swastika, in the Indian context, does not refer to Adolf Hitler or Nazism. The sign is Lord Ganesha, the removal of curtains. The Swastika’s hands have a variety of techniques. These represent the four Vedas, the four groups, or the four themes that people pursue.

9. Atithi Devo Bhavah

In India, the term ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah’ is also included. It means ‘the guest is like a God’. A Sanskrit verse taken from Hindu scriptures later became part of the ‘Methodology for Hindu’ groups because the visitor is very important in Indian culture.

10. Indian Ethnic Wear

Indian women are most commonly seen in ‘saris’ sport. The sari is a single piece of fabric that does not need to be stitch; it is easy to wear, and it adheres to religious traditions. At first it started out as a Hindu but very beautiful tradition that has spread throughout all religions. This is similar to the ‘Kurta-Pajama’ and the ‘Sherwani’ religious attire for Indian men of all religions.

11. Indian Dances

India is a country of ‘unity in diversity’. There are many types of forms in dance which classified as folk or classical which come from different parts of country, and they represent the cultural background. Basically there are eight dance forms, referred to as Indian dance music and the Hindu Sanskrit word ‘Natyashashtra’:

Some of the famous dance forms are:-

  1. Bharatnatyam from Tamil Nadu
  2. Kathakali from Kerela
  3. Kathak from North, West and Central India
  4. Mohiniyattam from Kerela
  5. Kuchipudi from Andhra Pradesh
  6. Oddisi from Odhisa
  7. Manipuri from Manipur
  8. Sattriya from Assam

 10. Indian Food

Indian food and cuisine are not only part of Indian culture, but they are also one of the main factors in the popularity of India worldwide. The style of cooking varies from region to region, although Indian cuisine is very popular for its extensive use of spices and herbs. Just like dances, religious activities, language and clothing, people may find a variety of foods throughout the country. Every region is known for its signature dish. Although, vegetarian food is an integral part of Gujarati South Indian and Rajasthani cuisine whereas non-vegetarian dishes are a central part of the Mughlai, Bengali, North Indian and Punjabi cuisines. Even the McDonald in India has more vegetarian menu than non vegetarian.

About Me – My Personal Brand

Who am I? What are my passions? What are my values?

I am very passionate, enthusiastic and loyal person. I love to meet new people and know them, their interests and a social worker. I’m very hard working and work oriented person. Being a humble, kind, caring and courageous person am also an emotional person who can understand people’s emotions. In fact, because of my personality the way I am, am respected, loved and as valued in gatherings. I belong to nuclear family where all are passionate about their profession. That’s what I have learned, from the very start, the importance of passion, dedication, confidence and time management. It’s true to say that a child gains the personality he/she grows up in. All the essential human qualities like sincerity, dedication, truth and honesty I do experience practically at my home.

 I want to be a Software Tester to help/serve my people in my best capacity. I am very much inspired from my maternal uncle who is the professor in IT. Also, just to see dreams only for future and does nothing for tomorrow can be best named as lazy and pathetic, nothing else. In that way, I dislike myself being called as in a same category. I do work for what I dream. So, for achieving my goal, I’m working hard on it so that in future I would see myself on that position I have dreamed off.

Successes and failures are closely associated with one’s achievements and losses. One who achieves anything today may have lost a everything yesterday. There is no completely successful man without the mixture of both failures and successes. I failed a dozen of times. But every failure made me stronger ever. So, I take every negativity in a positive way which puts me and my life in a right direction.

What I have learnt myself from my experience and struggles is that one should never cease working hard, be confident, positive and adoptable to all situations. The biggest success is that one becomes invincible. Only than, one can face the life in a full vigor and to the fullest of confidence.

What makes me Unique?

There are a plenty of things which make me simple and unique. What makes me unique is that I really enjoy working in a fast-paced atmosphere with lots going on. In my current role I am working part time as a healthcare assistant, I look after number of patients and would often be working on several projects at once, providing care, preparing meals for my own family and the juggling with my assessment tasks throughout the day. It could be hectic but I thrived on the adrenaline rush of managing all my responsibilities and delivering results. My manager always gives nice remarks and this motivates me more to be active.

I have a list of qualities in me which I think make me unique:

  • Trustworthy- trustworthy people are hardest to find these days.
  • Intelligent
  • Open-minded
  • Daredevil
  • Cheerful
  • Well-spoken
  • Clever
  • Tough
  • Happy
  • Good-Humored

What others think of me?

One of the life’s main thing which I have realized which holds people back from living their life fully or fearful is by thinking “what will other people think of me?”. And yes I have been guilty about this in past. My parents and siblings know me better then an one else. they know me exactly what i think or what i want in my life. My family and friends know me better. in fact my mother was the only person who knows me well. “Moms, you can’t live without them”. All the love they give, all the opportunities they offer and all the advice they give. There’s no one more important than mom. From day one till the end of time, there is no one loves you the way your mother loves you.

Apart from my mother my father and my siblings believe that am Immature, childish but caring and loving. The food i cook reminds them the taste our mom’s cooking. That no matter how hard the life is I am a fighter with a good sense of humor.

My best friend thinks that i am a crazy, mad, talkative, adventures, moody, love to help others, caring and loving, smiling, encouraging, great story teller.

“Be who you are- that’s all that matters” #loveyourself

My Vision

Vision is one of the important concept of life that is usually less understood by most of the people. Although it is a concept widely used when creating businesses and organizations, it is not very common to use it in the personal sphere. So I will try to shed some light.

My vision is straight on my goal. I’m always focused on what I want or how i am going to get it in life or implement it in my future. I always look forward to ideas while “Brainstorming” to achieve my passion. Meeting people who have knowledge related to my industry or are willing to spread awareness about humanity, so that i can polish my skills and thoughts.

even this blogging platform is a way for me to use my IT skills and my knowledge to put a light on my home country “INDIA”, that how beautiful it is.

My Goal and how I will achieve it?

My goal is to achieve my dreams and to work hard on improving myself. As I mentioned above, I want a good position in IT field, so for perusing that position I’m working on my present. I’m studying IT which will help me to achieve my target in future. Afterwards i will work in this industry to make my living better and to serve the public. Hence, I will be able to make my mom proud by making my life a better living place.  

Who are my Audience?

My audience is people of all age groups. I think for me, my audience is my family, my friends, colleagues, and my vision. They play very crucial role in my life. My audience is not limited one specific religion or culture just like my country “INDIA” my audience is the whole world. Through this medium i want to bring people together and live happily. even though am typing in English which is a universal language connecting people across global. There are few people the one’s who respect there native languages that they don’t understand English for those people, google translator is the medium for spreading the message of “Humanity”. I hope my blogs will preach my audience and delete the Image of Scary “INDIA” . I hope and pray the best of health and wisdom to all.

“JAI HIND”

“Welcome to INDIA don’t be SCARED”

About India

The aim of creating this page is to show the beauty of India and its States. This page will be an open book with its history and its culture/religion. Through this page I will take you through the streets of Indian cuisine, tourism and most importantly the street food.

 Indian history is divided in four categories: Ancient, Medieval, Early-modern and Modern India. In fact, India is world’s second most populated country. Even first country with a vast number of different ethnicity, strong and rich cultural heritage. India is formed by the combination of 29 States and 7 Union Territories.  Our culture and monumental heritage were originated and preserved by our ancestors from ancient period. Our culture is the root connecting us Indians with our culture perhaps from where we belong. The identity of India and every Indian is there Indian Heritage without which we Indians are nothing (nothing refers to our history). When it comes to culture and our heritage, we are possessed with our heritage provided to us by our forefathers and we keep intact our duties towards cultural ethics.

This land has various tradition and cultures with numerous people of different castes, religions, and creeds. Every religion has their own customs and traditions which are celebrated in the form of bright colors representing happiness, love and unity among the cultures. Every religion has its historical stories which underline their roots and are followed with strong faith and beliefs.

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history. the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”

Festivals- Every religion has a story which is represented or celebrated in the form of festivals, traditional classical dance forms, classical music, Indian historical sculptures and various other forms of fork art work representing beliefs in God, nature, and charm/beauty of Indian women. Besides this, people not only have respect for their own culture but also, they respect other cultures and religions equally. So, that’s the only reason that Indian heritage still exist and is preserved since ancient times. The Indian mother tongue is Hindi. Besides, Hindi as mother tongue every state has its own traditional or cultural language representing the beauty and respect of their cultural ethics. 

Indian beauty is represented by its different national symbols. Majority of worlds wild tigers are still alive in India; their numbers have increased to nearly 3,000 in 2019 but human-tiger conflict in India has also increased. The Bengal tiger is one of the IUCN-designated endangered animals. Maya, a Bengal tigress of the Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. Indian flag is represented by three colors; Saffron, White and Indian green with navy blue wheel called Ashok Chakra in the center. The national emblem of India represents the day India became republic. Indian national anthem written by Rabindranath Tagore “Jana Gana Mana” is the national anthem of India. National bird of India is Peacock representing unity of colors. But Indian elephant is the national animal of Indian heritage. In fact, elephants in Hindu Culture are a symbol of intellectual strength, and sturdy earthy mental strength. It’s a sacred animal and is considered as a representative of living incarnation of God Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity riding a mouse. Lotus is the National Flower of India.

Being a democratic country with parliamentary republic which has multiple party systems. It has seven authorized national parties in which Congress party acts as a left hand of India and Bhartiya Janata party (BJP) is the right hand excluding other 40 regional parties. Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 14th and current prime minister of India. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani Asia’s 13th richest guy is from India. Apart from India top business man Ambani is an engineer, the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

 “India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how – -modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country” – a quote by Anita Desai.

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