Arts and Culture of Rajgir
Religions in Rajgir
Festivals in Rajgir
The people in Rajgir celebrate various festivals with pomp and zeal. The Rajgir Dance Festival is one of the important festivals organised by the Bihar Tourism Department in Rajgir during the last week of October. Showcasing various traditional dances and songs, this festival provides an excellent opportunity for the tourists to witness the rich Indian culture and traditions. Makar Sankranti Mela is another important festival celebrated in Rajgir in the middle of January, in which people bathe in the holy waters of the hot springs and offer flowers to the deities in the temple. Malamasa Mela is celebrated every three years, when according to the Indian solar calendar, the year has thirteen months instead of twelve. A large fair is held and the atmosphere is joyous and vibrant.
Costumes in Rajgir
people in Rajgir are simple and this simplicity is reflected in their
costumes. The traditional costumes of the ladies include sarees and
salwar kameez. They like to adorn themselves with attractive jewellery
during various festivals. The traditional attire of the men include
dhoti, kurta and wooden sandals. However, due to the increasing
influence of Western culture, jeans, trousers, shirts, shorts etc are
gaining popularity, especially among the younger generations. The most
common languages spoken languages by majority of the people in
Rajgir are Hindi and Bihari. The educated masses use English for
communication purposes. English language is increasingly being used for
official purposes as well.
Handicrafts in Rajgir
Rajgir is popular for its handicrafts that can serve as excellent souvenirs and memorabilia. Popular handicrafts include wooden statues, keychains, pen stands, tables, lamps and other decorative items. Khatwa applique, paper mache, printed handlooms, items made of Sikki, Madhubani paintings, sea shell items etc can be purchased from road side shops at attractive prices. These handiworks exhibit the creativity and talent of the local artisans. Stone sculptures and decorative bowls are found in the Kund area in Rajgir. Shri Brahmi Kala Mandiram is a beautiful art gallery, in Veerayatan that has over 50 panels, depicting the life of Lord Mahavira and conveying the significance of ahimsa or non - violence.
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