Rajasthan is presently the biggest state in India and is known as the land of brave warriors. It’s a state full of colors and festivals. People from Rajasthan migrate to different parts of India for the purpose of business, work, education etc and during their stay outside Rajasthan they encounter various myths about Rajasthan that are prevalent in the rest of India or I should say “World”. Those myths are clarified here with reasons.
- YOU ARE A “MARWADI” BY DEFAULT : “TU PAKKA MARWADI HAI!”
You are assumed to be a marwadi if you are from Rajasthan. Everyone who belongs to Rajasthan is not a “Marwari”. Marwaris are Indian ethnic group of traders whose origin is from Marwar region. The Marwar region includes Barmer, Jalore, Lakshmannagar, Nagore, Jodhpur, and Pali.
- WHOLE RAJASTHAN IS NOT A DESERT! : “DO YOU TRAVEL ON CAMELS THERE?”
Rajasthan is being perceived as a dry rural place covered with desert with people in dhoti and Pagdi with their sheep and camel. Thanks to Bollywood for this kind of positioning. 😉
Only the nothwestern portion of Rajasthan is dry and covered with Thar desert. There is descent greenery in other parts and one of the city “Udaipur” is known for its greenery and lakes, Jaipur, a metropolitan city with all the happening lifestyle, Kota is the education hub of India.
- HILL STATION IN RAJASTHAN… : WONDERING??
Yess! Rajasthan too has a hill-station and after looking down from there you would get to see greenery too not sand dunes. The place is “Mount Abu” do visit it..
- EVERYONE IS NOT A RAJPUT OR A DESCENDANT OF RAJPUT ROYAL FAMILY
Yes! it is the land of brave Rajput rulers but everyone who is from Rajasthan is not a Rajput and don’t have any connections with the Royal family. Many people just want to connect you to the Royal family and you like it too. 😉
“BANNA” IS WELL KNOWN TERM FOR EVERY RAJASTHANI, BUT IT IS USED FOR RAJPUTS !
- DAAL – BAATI – CHURMA
Yes! Daal Baati Churma is the specialty of Rajasthan but it’s not the basic food. It’s not consumed everyday. The basic food is the normal chapati , parantha, rice, vegetables and every fast food.
The attires that are portrayed in the daily soaps are not the attire that Rajasthanis wear. In the most backward villages the old age people could be seen wearing the traditional dhoti, pagdi but generally, the attires are normal.
- LOCAL LANGUAGE : ALL RAJASTHANIS CAN’T SPEAK RAJASTHANI!
Rajasthani language is generally synonym of Marwari language but this language is not spoken in whole Rajasthan, there are other regional languages spoken in other parts like Mewari in Mewar, Bagdi in Bagad etc and the languages differs with each other.There are situation faced most of the times when your friends demand:-
“JUST SPEAK SOMETHING IN RAJASTHANI” OR ” SING A RAJASTHANI SONG”and most of the times either the demands are denied or you end up saying”
KHAMMA GHANI HOKAM!” 😛
- UDAIPUR – JAIPUR IS NOT THAT NEAR
Your friends keep confusing your place,
“You are from Udaipur na?”
You” No! it’s Jaipur”
“Arey kya farq padta pas hi to hai”Just because the name rhymes well it doesn’t mean the two places are near. Jaipur is approx 500 km from Udaipur.
- KALIYO KUD PADIO MELA MAI
This song is world famous but this is not the only kalbeliya song in Rajasthan as this song is played everywhere every time. There are many other songs also. Rajasthani people should now stop playing this song and introduce another.
- NOT EVERYONE HAS SEEN THE DESERT
“DESERT ALL AROUND YOUR HOME, HOW COOL IT WOULD LOOK?”
You cannot expect every Rajasthani to have seen the desert. People generally assume that the desert which is shown in the movies would definitely be seen by every Rajasthani but the fact is very few Rajasthanis have seen the desert as the desert is mainly in the districts of Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner so due to large geography of the state these places are very far for the people to reach obviously people living nearby only would have seen it.
How many times you have come across with these extremely funny questions? 😛 😛