Jaisalmer ! The word itself depicts the true meaning of the word ” Jaisal Mera Desh. ” Jaisalmer, the place filled with the golden glittering old historical mansions, homes, fort and many more historical places. As October or June arrives maximum people thinks to visit jaisalmer. A thought always comes into my mind ‘why does people choose to visit jaisalmer only? Why not other place ?‘ Well A traveller once told me: “Jaisalmer is a lovely and relaxing place to escape from busy life.” Somehow, I deeply believed in her words, and since then had been eager to explore this wonderland. Luckily, this April, I got the chance to realize this dream with my friends.
As one of the largest forts in the world, Jaisalmer Fort is declared a World Heritage Site. Every part of Jaisalmer Fort is made of soft yellow Jurassic sandstone. During the day, the walls are tawny, and they fades to honey-gold when the sun sets, which makes the fort camouflaged in the desert. So, it is also known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort.
Unlike any other forts in India, Jaisalmer fort is actually a fort city with thousands of people residing within its walls. The fort is honeycombed with narrow lanes, lined with houses and temples; and there are lots of handicraft shops, guesthouses and restaurants. There is a charming maze of narrow lanes. ” You need to follow close behind me, or you may get lost ” the guide told us. Exploring deeper, we were inquisitive about the wall painting of Ganesha on some houses. “ This is a special invitation ” our guided explained. ” Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is regarded as the patron of the family in India “. So, it is a custom here to paint a Ganesha to announce a wedding. The couple’s names and the date of the wedding are given.
Desert Festival which takes place mostly in the month of January February or in the starting week of March
So many people visits jaisalmer during the time of November and December and never departs before new year celebration. Now let us read about the very famous love story of jaisalmer. So the story is like The Dhola Maru story is deeply rooted in folklore and oral traditions. The story related work is available in prose and poetry as well as in mixed form also. ‘Dhola Maru ri chaupai’ a book composed by Jain monk Kushallabh in 1617, in which he writes that the story is old one. some manuscripts in 1473 also describes about the story. ” is the edited text by Kashi nagari Pracharini sabha.