Experience the rustic charm of Rajasthan… The villages… The heart of the state!!!
Magnificent doors in the villages painted in vivid colors, the walls are carved with traditional paintings. The small but heavy metal rings act as door bells. These photos were taken in Khatu, Salasar and some other villages that I passed through in Rajasthan.
A top view of a typical Rajasthani village, I took these photos from the terrace in Jhunjhunu where I was staying.
And behind every door you will find things that will make you wonder in amazement… Given below are some of the traditional things which are still used in the kitchens in the villages of Rajasthan.
Tea is being brewed on traditional brick and mud fireplace over coal fire.
A traditional coarse stone grinder known as Chakki used to grind grains and spices.
The clay pot known as Ghadaa or Matka is primarily used to store drinking water.
Hung from a ceiling, a Chikka is mainly used to hold earthen pots containing butter which need to be kept out of reach of small children.
One can’t help but recollect how Mother Yashoda used this chikka to protect butter from her mischievous son Krishna. But Lord Krishna always had the last laugh as He and His friends still managed to steal it by forming human pyramids. The festival of Dahi Handi is still celebrated on Lord Krishna’s birthday, depicting this fascinating leela.