Rajasthan Day 2022: History and Significance of King’s Land


Rajasthan Day 2022: Rajasthan day is observed on March 30 every year to honor the courage, will, and sacrifice of the Rajasthani people.

Rajasthan Day 2022: History and Significance of King’s Land
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Rajasthan Day 2022: Every year on March 30th, Rajasthan Day or Rajasthan Foundation Day is observed. Rajasthan is celebrating its 72nd Foundation Day today. The courage, strong will, and sacrifice of the people of Rajasthan are honored on this day.

On this day, several festivals and activities are organized, all of which showcase Rajasthan’s distinct culture. The word “Rajasthan” means “king’s land.” Five Indian states — Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab surround Rajasthan. Rajasthan is India’s biggest state in terms of land area.

Rajasthan Day 2022: Why it is Celebrated?

The key objective of Rajasthan Day is to raise public awareness about Rajasthan’s legacy, its significance, and to encourage people to preserve it. On March 30, 1949, the princely realms of Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and Bikaner merged to establish the ‘Greater Rajasthan Union.’ This is the official date no the state of Rajasthan was established.

Rajasthan’s first ruler

Raja Vasudev of Chahamana was Rajasthan’s first historical king. The area is also known as  Matsya State. Chandragupta Maurya was the first ruler, by the way. The Maurya dynasty was formed by him. His dominion stretched from Afghanistan’s and Persia’s borders to the whole Indian subcontinent.

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Rajasthan Day 2022: History

Rajasthan has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The Chauhan, Mewar, and Gehlot dynasties have all reigned here at one point or another. Princely states like Jaipur, Bundi, Mewar, Marwar, Kota, Bharatpur, and Alwar used to rule this region. All of these princely kingdoms had agreed to be ruled by the British. When princely states began to unite after independence, the great princely realms of Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, and Jaisalmer were amalgamated to form Greater Rajasthan. The present-day state of Rajasthan was established in the year 1958. Ajmer, Abu Road taluka, and Sunal Tapa princely kingdoms were also amalgamated with Rajasthan at the time.

Rajasthan’s princely kingdoms were incorporated into the Union of India on August 15, 1947; however, the process took a year longer than expected. Bharatpur, Alwar, Dholpur, and Karauli were among the 21 minor and large princely states that made up the kingdom at the time. On March 25, 1948, the Union of Rajasthan was formed with the merger of many states such as Banswara, Bundi, Dungarpur, Jhalawar, Kishangarh, Pratapgarh, Shahpura, Tonk, and Kota. The Maharana of Udaipur decided to join the Rajasthan Sangh three days after it was founded. On April 18, 1948, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the union after the amalgamation of nine states.

The Thar Desert

The majority of the Thar Desert falls in Rajasthan. Some of it may be found in Haryana, Punjab, and Gujarat, all the way to the Rann of Kutch. The Thar Desert stretches from Pakistan’s Sindh province to sections of Pakistan’s Punjab. Tourists flock here to go on camel safaris.

Rajasthani traditional dancing is well-known

Let us tell you that Rajasthan has a wide variety of appealing, skilled, and entertaining folk dances. Rajasthani traditional dance is well-known around the world. Udaipur’s Ghoomar dance and Jaisalmer’s Kalbelian dance have achieved international acclaim. Chang, Terhtali, Puppet, Ghind, and other indigenous Rajasthani cultures are examples. Tourists are drawn to puppetry, Ghoomar, and Kalbelia dances.

Rajasthan Day: Significance

On this day, the Rajasthan Tourism Department hosts several major events. In Jaipur, the finest event is held. Jaipur is often referred to as the Pink City. On this day, the Rajasthani folk dance ‘Ghoomar’ is performed.

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