Unexpectedly, our life became virtual in many aspects of our life: work, study, going to the museum or opera – all through the screen of the monitor. And the feeling is the same as from a kiss through the glass. But there is not much we can do at the moment, our trip to the fabulous blue city will be interesting, although also virtual.
Jodhpur is an unusual Indian city, reminiscent of bright blue unforgettable in the ring of a gray harsh desert. ′′ The land of death “- so-called this place. It’s like a transparent drop fell from the sky into dry sand and a miracle city was painted in blue and blue colours got splashed around.
The fort was headed by Rao Jodha, Rathore, the ruler of the Rathore dynasty, who decided to move the capital there. According to legend, in order to build a fort, he evicted from the plateau the only inhabitant – a hermit who cursed Jodh with the words: ′′ And your citadel will ever suffer from thirst!” And although the ruler tried to make a hermit and built a temple for him, that’s all drought every four years struck the city. There is a special well on the central square of Jodhpur, where residents of the city gain drinking water. And you want to drink in the Blue City constantly because it stands on the very edge of the huge desert Tar.
Nine streets cross in the city, each of which lives representatives of a certain caste or a certain profession. Unlike the major cities of India, where saree festive clothes, they are constantly worn here. Traditional gold and silver decorations are perfectly harmonized with this outfit. Indians believe that blue colour protects home from heat; cooler if the house is blue. The second reason is that mosquitoes don’t like this colour. And there are a lot of mosquitoes here. When they see blue, they don’t sit on the walls. In 1847, Maharaji Man Singh was gone, all fifteen of his wives traditionally decided to deprive themselves of their lives. Before climbing the funeral campfire, they tricked their palms into the henna and put them on the wall. A few years later, in memory of this event, the prints of their hands were knocked out in stone. You can see them on the wall of the fort today. Jodhpur is a city of artisans, but the main income comes from tourists. This year, most likely, the city will face difficulties.
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