Rajasthan is well known for its culture, architecture and history.
When you travel to our resort in Jodhpur, you will find that there are many tribes of Rajasthan that influence the cultural dynamic of this state.
The Bhils and Minas have dominated the majority of the areas near our resort in Jodhpur. Each tribe has their costumes, jewellery and religious practices. Predominantly, the tribes of Rajasthan dress up extremely colourfully and dance around with poems and songs.
The majority of the tribes of Rajasthan are settled in the foothills of Vindhya and Aravalli mountain ranges which is a few kilometres from our resort in Jodhpur.
The tribes of Rajasthan are culturally exquisite from each other, initially been in recent years, and they enrich the experience one has when they travel to our resort in Jodhpur.
There are many tales for the origin of Tribes in Rajasthan. It is said that Shabari, a well-known figure of Ramayana in Hindu mythology, who offered Lord Rama berries before bitting into testing its sweetness, is said to have been from the Bhil tribe.
Although Lord Hanuman was furious about Shabri's actions, Lord Rama was stunned by the devotion and the care.
There are instances of Bhil tribes in the Mahabharata as well.
The Bhil tribes were said to have carried on cultivation and in recent years also involved in business and commercial activities.
The majority of tribes in Rajasthan follow Hinduism adherently. In the recent influence of modern times, many tribes now follow Buddhism, Islam, Christianity as well as Parsi religion and Sikhism.
The costume worn by the tribal people is based on influences like climate, economy, profession, and others. Although dances, music fairs and festivals are a huge part of their tradition and culture of these tribes. You can often see a group of women and men engaging in theatre and dance near our resort in Jodhpur.
Some of the tribes of Rajasthan are Bhils, Minas, Damor, Dhanka, Garasia, Kathodi, Kokna, Patelia and Seharia. There are many more seminomadic and nomadic tribes that you can see around our resort in Jodhpur.
Although there are many Rajasthani tribes, Bhils are the largest tribe. They are situated in the Banswara region which is near our resort in Jodhpur. There were originally food gatherers, with time they have taken up agriculture and other employments. Bhil tribe is said to have brought in the Ghoomar dance which is the most iconic dance form of Rajasthan.
The Minas tribe is said to have descended from the Matsya Avatar or the fish incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There are instances of this in the Matsya Purana.
Such is the rich history and lineage of tribes of Rajasthan that you can experience when you visit our resort in Jodhpur.