Rajsathani Culture, Traditions and Heritage.

It is believed that the Rajputs are of Scythian origins who were originally the residents of Iran and Caucasia in central Europe.There are also other records which states that the Rajputs belong to the warrior clan or the  descendants ofthe Ksatriyas of Vedic India. These Rajputs are classified into various castes and sub castes where the GurjarPratiharas are supposed to be the earliest of the Rajput clan.Some of the other Rajput clan includes the Sisodias,Rathors, Chauhans, Kachawahas, Bhattis, Panwars and Solankis.The Rajputs are noted for their bravery who  fought toprotect their land from several Muslim invaders like Mohamed Ghori. The Rajputs are brave warriors and excellent rulers and administrators.Atleast 12% of the total population of Rajasthan is constituted by the tribal  people. Some of the major tribes of Rajasthan are the Bhils, Minas, Lohars, Garasias and Sahariyas. Udaipur is  mainly occupied by theBhils tribal community anddistricts like Jaipur and Madhopur are inhabited by the Minas. Garasias and Sahrias tribes belong to the Sirohi and Kota district. The lohars are nomads who found their home in  Udaipur. The Sahariyas  inhabit the jungles of Shahbad, Jhalawar, Sawai Madhopur, Dungarpur and Udaipur. The Rajasthani’s own the pride of not only enriching the culture of Rajasthan but also the entire culture of India. The people of Rajasth are known for their culture which is nearly 5000 years old and which is a blend of tradition and  history with the present contemporarylifestyle. There are lot of customs and traditions followed by the diverse  population of the state and it adds to the embellishment of the culture of the people. The cultural heritage of the Rajasthani’s are influenced by various features like its folk music and dances, differentlanguages and dialects, the majestic forts,palaces, mansions and divinely holy places of religious worship, its multihued fairs and festival and its cuisine. Notonly the people but also the commercial markets give a picture of the vibrant culture of the Rajasthani’s. Variousproducts of the people of Rajasthan which can reflect the culture of the state are tie and die textiles, intricately carved wooden furniture withalluring motifs, block print textiles, lavish Bandhej saris and kurtis, zari and embroidered saris, luxurious and royal hand knotted carpets and durries, astonishing blue pottery, captivating mojaris and jutis,  and so on. The customs and traditions followed by the people of Rajasthan are those that pertain to that of the Vedic rites and rituals. The people of Rajasthan very strictly adhere to these traditional customs which is very essential according to every … Read more

Fairs, Festivals, Folk Music and Folk Dances.

Banganga Fair:-It is said that the stream of Banganga was formed when Arjun, one of the Pandavas, shot an arrow to quench the thirst of dying Bhishma Pitamah, who was a brave warrior and had been badly wounded in the battle of Mahabharata. Chandrabagha Fair:-Thousands of devotees gather here at the time of fair to … Read more

Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments

The architecture of Rajasthan is mainly based on the Rajput school of architecture which was a blend of the Hindu and Mughal structural design. The stupendous forts, the intricately carved temples and the grand havelis of the state are integral parts of the architectural heritage of the state. The Rajputs were prolific builders. Some of … Read more

RAS(RTS) 2013 re-exam paper general knowledge(GK) and general science held on 31 October 2015

The complete analysis and solution key of the RAS(RTS) 2013 re-exam paper general knowledge(GK) and general science held on 31 October 2015 will be provided by rasfreenotes team on 31 October after the RAS(RTS) exam. Please click herefor exam paper of ras(RTS) re-exam held on 31-october-2015 Click here for exam analysis for ras(RTS) re-exam held … Read more

RAS(RTS) Exam Mains Notes for paper III General Studies

Current Affairs Major Current events and happenings of State(Rajsathan), National and International Importance Persons and Places in recent news Games and Sports related Activities India and Global Perspective India in Global Perspective- Current Global Developments impeaching upon Society and Economy of India. Emerging World Order in the Post Cold War Era, Role and Impact of … Read more

RAS(RTS) Exam Mains Notes for paper II General Studies

  Logical reasoning (Deductive, Inductive, Abductive):  Statementand Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Statements and Conclusion, Courses of Action Analytical Reasoning. Mental Ability: Number series, Letter series, Odd man out, Coding-Decoding, Problems relating to Relations, Shapes and their sub sections, Venn diagram. Basic Numeracy (Elementary knowledge of Mathematical and Statistical Analysis) : Number System, Problems on Numbers … Read more

RAS(RTS) Exam Mains Notes for paper 1 General Studies

  History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Rajasthan. Click here for old questions  Major Landmarks in the History of Rajasthan, Major Dynasties, their Administrative and Revenue System. Socio-cultural Issues.  Freedom Movement , Political Awakening and Integration Salient features of Architecture – Forts and Monuments Arts, Paintings and Handicrafts. Important Works of Rajasthani literature. … Read more

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