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Udaipur Art And Culture

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One of the main reasons why Udaipur in Rajasthan is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world is its proud culture, which still remains intact. Its strict adherence to the tradition and culture is indeed remarkable. The love affair of Udaipur men with the colored turbans is proverbial and women love to bask in the dazzling glory of bangles, armlets, anklet, earrings and rings as well as full Ghaghra (skirt).

Language : Besides the four major dialects - Jaipuri in the east, Marwari in the west, Mewati in the northeast, Malwi in the southeast - Rajasthani is the main language of the state. However, Hindi has been recognized as the official language of Rajasthan. There is also no dearth of English speaking people in different cities of the state.

Music & dance : Celebration is a way of life in Udaipur. Every region is characterized by its own variant of music and dance. The Kaibeliya dance of Jaisalmer and Ghoomar dance from Udaipur have been universally recognized. Folk music is an integral part of the Rajasthan culture. The past glory, chivalry, legends and history of the region are magically captured in these folklores. The songs are used to describe the heroics of the legendary battles of Rajputs. As a matter of fact, their lyrics and the tuning creates some sorts of excitement. Folk songs are commonly ballads, which tell the stories of the chivalrous deeds, romance and love, as well as religious or devotional songs known as bhajans and banis. These songs are accompanied by musical instruments like sitar, dholak, sarangi etc.

Religion : The bulk of the Udaipur, Rajasthan population is Hindus. Other significant religious groups in the state are the Muslims and the Jains. Apart from these, local deities and the local folk heroes such as Pabuji, Ramdeoji, Gogaji, Mehaji, Tejaji & Harbhuji are also worshipped by a large number of people.