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Culture of Ajmer

Ajmer city presents a vibrant blend of various cultures being home to Gujjars, Rajputs, Ahirs and Jats. It is only because of this vibrant cultural mix that all the languages like Urdu, Hindi, Rajasthani, English, Marwari, Dhundhari and Sindhi are spoken in Ajmer. The festivals of Hindus and Muslims are celebrated here in complete harmony and fervor.

Culture of Ajmer

Folk Music in Ajmer

Folk music is very popular not just in Ajmer but through out the world and is practiced in different other parts of Rajasthan. People from different parts of the world visit Rajasthan in order to get some idea about the typical folk music of Ajmer.

A type of music called Fariyad is also very popular in Ajmer. It is a completely compilation of Qawaalis that are sung in devotion to the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. The Khwaja is also praised for his deeds through the Qawaalis. Qawaalis are basically devotional music of the Sufis and they are very popular in Ajmer because of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Apart from traditional music, other modern forms of music are also very popular in Ajmer and some of the most popular music classes in Ajmer have been listed below:

Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
Address: G-47, Vaishali Nagar, Near Bank of India, Makarwali Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Excel in Drums
Address: Khandelwal Sadan,Usri Gate, 22/52, Kaisarganj, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Ajmer Traditions
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Folk Dance in Ajmer

Kalbelia dance is the most famous dance form of Rajasthan that is specially practiced in Ajmer and is performed by a tribe of the same name. The Kalbelia dance is performed by both women and men for celebrating joyous occasions. Kalbelias are people who move from one place to another and their main occupation is catching snakes and trading snake venom. These people are mostly the inhabitants of the rural Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Pali and Ajmer.

Apart from Kalbelia there are other traditional and modern dance forms also popular in Ajmer and people can get specific training in these from various dance classes available the city. Some of the popular dance classes of Ajmer have been elaborated below:

Sahils Step Dance and Event Company
Address: A-21, Above Deep Medical Store, Kota,
Jawahar Nagar Main Road, Ajmer Ho, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Dolls N Dons Dance & Modeling Institute
Address: Ramganj, Near N Mart, Beawar, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Aerobics Dance Classes
Address: Near Swarn Ganga, Ajmer Road,
Madanganj Kishangarh, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Koki Dance Academy
Address: Anthani Road, Beawar, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Art and Craft, Art Galleries and Handicrafts in Ajmer

The royal dynasties of Rajasthan have played an important role in building the vibrant and colorful tradition and culture. The courts of the royal Maharajas of Rajasthan produced some of the best architects, musicians, writers, sculptors and artisans.

The skilled men of Rajasthan have left behind the legacy of craft, antique treasures and art that serve as the pride of the state even today. Leather work of Pushkar and Ajmer is famous all over the world. Ornamentation and embroidery also forms an important part of art and craft of Ajmer. Kishangarh is considered to be the treasure house of art as it accommodates some of the finest schools of miniature paintings that were very popular during the 18th century. Below are the names of popular art galleries of Ajmer:

Dali Shop
Address: Opp. Ram Ghat,Sadar Bazar,
Badi Basti, Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Sareweshwar Kala Mandir Art Gallery
Address: Gujjar Building,
Pushkar Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Shilpkar Art Gallery
Address: P. R. MargN. R. Complex,
Ajmer, Rajasthan

Festivals and Fairs in Ajmer

The people of Ajmer celebrate all the major festivals of India with great joy, traditional rituals and gaiety. Ajmer is a city that is considered to be a Muslim majority region and so the festivals of Urs and Id and celebrated with a lot of festive enthusiasm in Ajmer. Hindu festivals like Diwali, Holi and Teej are also celebrated with mass appeal and great zeal here. People can always visit Ajmer to explore a complete world of traditional rituals and luxurious religious customs that entice an individual with mystic appeal.

Culture of Ajmer

People also visit Ajmer to be a part of the famous Pushkar Fair that is held once in a year during the month of November. This fair serves to be an important place of trade for many people who visit Ajmer. The International Sufi festival is also held in Ajmer during the month of October and this festival has many artists taking part from different parts of the world like France, Egypt and Pakistan. This festival is generally held to provide a boost to the culture and tourism of Ajmer.

The culture of the city of Ajmer is found to be very vibrant and a mix of Islam and Hinduism.

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