Rajasthan The land of royalty is a glittering jewel set in the golden sands of a desert landscape. The light that reflects off the golden sands engulfs a land renowned for its vibrant colors, people in bright clothes and beautiful jewelry, living in cities dotted and dominated by towering forts and palace. The arts and crafts, music and dances of Rajasthan are exciting. Rajasthan dances are a spectacle of life and colour. The glittering jewellery and attractive handicrafts of Rajasthan have caught the fantasy of the people everywhere.Music which rich evocative heroic plaintive and joyful governs all aspects of Rajasthani lives. The voices both male and female are strong and powerful. The numerous songs sang by the women reflect the various feminine moods and strong family ties that govern their lives, Peepli and Nihalde are songs imploring the beloved not to leave her or to return to her as soon as he can.
Fairs and festivals bring an even greater riot of music and colour into lives of these desert people . The festival of colours Holi brings forth the joyous, and lively rhythms of the change,childbirth. Even children have their own special songs called the saanjhi and the Ghulda.
The hard life of the desert dwellers made them seek means of making life more pleasant by developing their artistic talents. There are many traditional communities who are professional performers and their skills are handed down from generation to generation. The Bhat and Charans are bards, who could inspire the Rajput warriors with accounts of heroic deeds by whipping up patriotic flavor or even ridiculing the royal families with their satire.