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Friday, 12 October 2012

RAJSTHAN

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RAJSTHAN

RAJASTHAN

CAPITAL-JAIPUR

LIST OF CHEIF MINISTERS OF RAJASTHAN

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PARTY
01
Heera Lal Shastri 07 April 1949 05 January 1951 Indian National Congress
02
C.S. Venkatachari 06 January 1951 25 April 1951 Indian National Congress
03
Jai Narayan Vyas 26 April 1951 03 March 1952 Indian National Congress
04
Tika Ram Paliwal 03 March 1952 31 October 1952 Indian National Congress
05
Jai Narayan Vyas [2] 01 November 1952 12 November 1954 Indian National Congress
06
Mohan Lal Sukhadia 13 November 1954 11 April 1957 Indian National Congress
07
Mohan Lal Sukhadia [2] 11 April 1957 11 March 1962 Indian National Congress
08 Mohan Lal Sukhadia[ 3] 12 March 1962 13 March 1967 Indian National Congress
09 Mohan Lal Sukhadia [4] 26 April 1967 09 July 1971 Indian National Congress
10 Barkatullah Khan 09 July 1971 11 August 1973 Indian National Congress
11 Hari Dev Joshi 11 August 1973 29 April 1977 Indian National Congress
12 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 22 June 1977 16 February 1980 Janata Party
13 Jagannath Pahadia 06 June 1980 13 July 1981 Indian National Congress
14 Shiv Charan Mathur 14 July 1981 23 February 1985 Indian National Congress
15 Hira Lal Devpura 23 February 1985 10 March 1985 Indian National Congress
16 Hira Lal Devpura [2] 10 March 1985 20 January 1988 Indian National Congress
17 Shiv Charan Mathur [2] 20 January 1988 04 December 1989 Indian National Congress
18 Hira Lal Devpura [3] 04 December 1989 04 March 1990 Indian National Congress
19 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat [2] 04 March 1990 15 November 1993 Bharatiya Janata Party
20 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat [3] 04 December 1993 29 November 1998 Bharatiya Janata Party
21 Ashok Gehlot 01 December 1998 08 December 2003 Indian National Congress
21 Vasundhara Raje Scindia 08 December 2003 11 December 2008 Bharatiya Janata Party
23 Ashok Gehlot [2] 12 December 2008
Incumbent
Indian National Congress

ELECTED POLITICAL OFFICIALS OF RAJASTHAN

Lok Sabha members of Rajasthan

S.NO. CONSTITUENCY NAME OF MEMBER PARTY
01
Rawat, Prof. Rasa Singh Ajmer
BJP
02 Yadav, Dr. Karan Singh Alwar
INC
03 Rawat, Shri Dhan Singh Banswara(ST)
BJP 
04 Singh, Shri Manvendra Barmer
BJP 
05 Koli, Shri Ramswaroop Bayana(SC)
BJP 
06 Singh, Shri Vishvendra Bharatpur
BJP 
07 Singh, Shri Vijaynadra Pal Bhilwara
BJP 
08 Dharmendra, Shri Bikaner
BJP 
09 Kripalani, Shri Srichand Chittorgarh
BJP
10 Kaswan, Shri Ram Singh Churu
BJP
11 Pilot, Shri Sachin Dausa
INC
12 Chauhan, Shri Nihal Chand Ganganagar(SC)
BJP
13 Bhargav, Shri Girdhari Lal Jaipur
BJP
14 Bangaru, Smt. Susheela Laxman Jalore(SC)
BJP
15 Singh, Shri Dushyant Jhalawar
BJP
16 Ola, Shri Sis Ram Jhunjhunu
INC
17 Bishnoi, Shri Jaswant Singh Jodhpur
BJP
18 Kaushal, Shri Raghuvir Singh Kota
BJP
19 Dangawas, Shri Bhanwar Singh Nagaur
BJP
20 Jain, Shri Pusp Pali
BJP
21 Bhagora, Shri Mahavir Salumber(ST)
BJP
22 Meena, Shri Namo Narain Sawai Madhopur(ST)
INC
23 Maharia, Shri Subhash Sikar
BJP
24 Meghwal, Shri Kailash Tonk(SC)
BJP
25 Maheshwari, Smt. Kiran Udaipur
BJP

Rajya Sabha members of Rajasthan

S.NO. CONSTITUENCY NAME OF MEMBER PARTY
01
Rajsthan Agarwal Shri Ramdas
BJP
02 Rajsthan Bagrodia Shri Santosh
INC
03 Rajsthan Balmiki Shri Krishan Lal
BJP 
04 Rajsthan Chaturvedi Shri Lalit Kishore
BJP 
05 Rajsthan Heptulla Dr.(Smt.) NajmaA.
BJP 
06 Rajsthan Pilania Dr. Gyan Prakash
BJP 
07 Rajsthan Singh Shri Jaswant
BJP 
08 Rajsthan Singhvi Dr. Abhishek Manu INC
09 Rajsthan Thakur Dr. Prabha INC

OCCUPATION

The main occupation of the people in the desert is agriculture and animal husbandry In this handicraft rich province many people are employed in traditional occupations of wood carving, block printing and pottery also. Occupational groups of nomadic hunters, trappers, blacksmiths, basket weavers and entertainers like puppeteers, acrobats, fortune-tellers, singers and dancers share a symbiotic relationship with the settled people.

FOOD

DRESS

IMPORTANT PLACE

Ajmer-

120 km (78 miles) west of Jaipur, was founded by great Raja Prithviraj Chauhan in 7th century. Ajmer is known for Dargah of Khwaja Mu'in-ud-din Chisti (1142-1236) and Ana Sagar Lake. Also known for the famous boarding schools Sophia college (Girls) and Mayo college (Boys).

Alwar-

143 km from Jaipur and 164 km from Delhi, Alwar is a beautiful city.

Banswara-

527 km from Jaipur & 160 kms from Udaipur, Banswara is a small town famous for Baneshwar Festival.

Bharatpur-

175 km from Jaipur & 185 km from Delhi, is know for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bird Sanctuary) and also a halting place on the way from Agra (55 km). The only city that was ruled by Jats. And you can also see the old fort and museum.

Bikaner-

In route on your way from Jaipur (330 km) to Jaisalmer (320 km) was founded in 15th century by Rao Bika. Known for durries, carpets, hand painted lamp shades, and mojari slippers. Also for the camel safari and Junagarh Fort.

Bundi-

206 km from Jaipur and 40 km from Kota, Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on the three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways.

Chittaurgarh-

110 km from Udaipur and 300 km from Jaipur was founded by Bappa Rawal in 8th century. Known for the massive fort 3 mile long and 495 feet high. Mirabai, 16th century poet and saint was from here. Also known fro Vijaystambha, Kirtistambha (Tower of Victory), and Rani Padmini.

Dungarpur-

Situated about 110 km south of Udaipur, Dungarpur, or the City of Hills, was founded in the 13ht century. You can visit the Juna Mahal which is adorned with beautiful frescoes, paintings, mirror work and glass inlays; the well maintained Government run Rajmata Devendra Kanwar Museum and the beautiful Deo Somnath Temple.

Jaipur-

Capital city of Rajasthan also known as "Pink City" is about 250 km from Delhi, and your starting point for Rajasthan. Founded by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 is famous for Amber Fort, jantar mantar, hawa mahal, city palace & Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. Also for the textile block prints, semi precious jewelry, handicraft items and Raj Mandhir (Movie theater).

Jodhpur-

250 km from Jaipur, also called "Blue City" is second city of Rajasthan. Founded by Rao Jodha is famous for Mehrangarh Fort, Umed Bhawan Palace, museum and handicrafts.

Jaisalmer-

275 Kms from Jodhpur, also called "Golden City" was founded by Rao Jaisal. Famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli, sand dunes, and ideal for camel rides and safaris.

Jhalawar-

335 km from Jaipur, 87 km from Kota, the princely state of the Jhalas, Jhalawar was created in 1838 A.D.

Kota-

240 km from Jaipur, 131 km from Ajmer, Kota is famous for Dussehra Mela.

Kumbhalgarh-

85 km from Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh is famous for Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mount Abu-

190 Kms from Udaipur & 27 Km from Abu, is the only hill resort of Rajasthan. Famous for Dilwara Temples, Guru Shikar, and Nakki Lake.

Nathdwara-

48 km from Udaipur in Rajasthan lies the popular relegious place, Nathdwara.

Pushkar-

14 km from Ajmer, is famous for the Pushkar Fair and Brahma Temple and beautiful view of desert at sunset.

Ranakpur-

Ranakpur is amongst the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. It is home to an exceptionally beautiful temple complex in the Aravali ranges and a must visit for the tourists coming to this region.

Rohet-

160 km from Udaipur,212 km from Indore, Rohet is famous for its local cultures and traditions.

Sariska-

110 km from Jaipur and 35 km from Alwar is famous for the Tiger Reserve Sanctuary.

Ranthambore-

135 km from Jaipur and 11 km from Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore, is famous for the Ranthambore National Park, Tiger Reserve Project.

LANGUAGE

  • Rajasthani
  • Marwari
  • Hindi
  • English
  • FESTIVALS

    Nagaur Fair, Nagaur-

    Essentially an animal fair, it provides an opportunity to participate in some of the local sports.

    Desert Festival, Jaisalme-

    One of the most popular of all festivals it is a journey into the heart of the desert, the golden city of Jaisalmer that has a charm of its own. A true show on the sands which attracts even the much traveled visitor.

    Baneshwar Fair, Baneshwar-

    A religious festival with simple and traditional rituals. This fair is the centre of attraction of a large number of tribals from the neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat who join their brethren from Rajasthan in offering prayers to Lord Shiva.

    Gangaur, Jaipur-

    A festival devoted to Goddess Parvati,the consort of Lord Shiva. It is time for young girls to dress up in their finery and pray for grooms of their choice while the married women pray for the well-being of their husbands. This 18-days festival is laced with various activities and culminates in a grand procession marking the arrival of Shiva to escort his bride home.

    Mewar Festival, Udaipur-

    A festival to welcome the spring season. There is song, dance, processions, devotional music and fireworks where almost everybody participates.

    Elephant Festival, Jaipur-

    A festival to celebrate Holi, this is a great occasion for the visitor to watch several elephant sports and also play this festival of colours. A show is organised with the elephants turning out in their best finery.

    Urs Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer -

    Held in the memory of the revered Sufi Saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti, it is an occasion for thousands of believers to congregate at the shrine and offer their prayers. All of Ajmer seems to take on a festive air and several programmes are organised to mark the festivals.

    Summer Festival, Mt.Abu-

    Organised in the only hill station of Rajasthan, this is the coldest place at this time of the year. Folk dances and a general atmosphere of gaiety prevails in this tiny hill resort and the tourist has ample time to relax and enjoy himself.

    Teej, Jaipur-

    A festival to mark the advent of monsoon. Processions, women dressed in bright colours and a lot of merriment prevails during Teej. Essentially a women's festival, it is interesting to watch them enjoying in groups and at various bazaars where they turn up to shop in all their finery.

    Marwar Festival, Jodhpur -

    A festival devoted mainly to the music and dance of the Marwar region. This is a festival that allows the visitor to understand and enjoy the folk traditions of this part of the state.

    Pushkar Fair, Ajmer-

    The well-known and marked with largest participation of all the festivals of Rajasthan, Pushkar is an important pilgrimage as well as the venue of a mammoth cattle fair. Bazaars, auctions, music and sports are highlight of this event.

    Camel Festival, Bikaner-

    An enchanting desert city which comes alive with music and dance. It is fast gaining popularity as the visitor finds an opportunity to see some unusual folk performances, camel, race camel dance etc.

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