TOP 8 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT JODHPUR – JCR CAB
Jodhpur, is a captivating city, capturing its attention through its rich architecture, vibrant culture and history. It lies close to the Thar Desert, this city is full of stories and histories yet to be discovered. Even though there are many different things for which Jodhpur is famous, here are the top 8 Most Amazing Facts About Jodhpur which will attract you more towards this Stunning city.
1] LEGEND OF JODHPUR CURSE-
Mehrangarh, the greatness of Jodhpur is the beauty of Jodhpur but has led Jodhpur into great trouble. This was in the period of Maharaja Jodha Rao. There was a Hermit named Cheeria Nathji who used to live in Mehrangarh Fort during Rao’s rule and was dismissed by Maharaja Rao. The rage in Cheeria forced him to curse the entire kingdom with water scarcity.
To ask for forgiveness from Cheeria Nathji, Maharaja Rao built him another accommodation and temple in a nearby place. Even after that, the curse did not break. For this the Nathji suggested a solution to neutralize the curse, he asked that someone from the kingdom willingly get buried alive in the foundation of the fort.
A townsman named Rajaram Meghwal agreed to sacrifice his life for the faith of the entire kingdom. After his great sacrifice, he was honoured as ‘Amar Shahid’ and his family was taken care of by Maharaja Rao.
Still, some of the residents of Jodhpur do believe that the curse was not completely broken and they do face water scarcity instead of rain and water supply over the city.
2] MOVIES AT MEHRANGARH FORT-
Jodhpur is not only popular for its history but also its recent beauty. Spread over miles with the beauty of its culture, Jodhpur has been a part of many movies. Whether it’s a 90’s movie or a pop culture movie, Jodhpur fits in every role. Here are some movie names where you’ll be seeing the forts and beauty of Jodhpur:
– Dark Knight Rises 
– Darjeeling Limited 
– Prem ratan dhan payo 
– Yeh jawani hai deewani 
-Sherlock holmes: a game of shadows 
– Hum saath saath hain
-Jodha Akbar, etc
3] HANDPRINTS OF QUEENS WHO COMMITTED SATI-
This was the culture in history where after the death of the king or Maharaja, their wife, the Queens would burn themselves alive. Before performing the sati practice, ladies would do handprints on the wall of the fort. In Mehrangrah fort, there’s an innermost gate named ‘Loha Pol’there 15 queens performed Sati after the death of Maharaja Man Singh. There are in total 31 handprints on the Loha pol of the women who performed sati.
This act was then prohibited by the Indian government.
4] MARWAR FESTIVAL-
Marwar[another name of Rajasthan] festival is celebrated to pay tribute to the heroes of Rajasthan. This festival is also celebrated in the memory of the heroes and rajas of Rajasthan. In this festival, there are various functions such as folk music, ghoomar or Rajasthani dance. This whole celebration is done by enhancing the culture of Rajasthan. Many visitors visit this festival and enjoy the culture of Rajasthan.
5] MEHRANGRAH’S FORT SIEGE MARKS-
Mehrangarh Fort, known for its beauty and unique architecture, does have some black space. Various marks have been seen on the walls of the fort. It is said that they are marks of Cannonballs from the battles. Each mark on the wall has its own story of war in history.
6] THE INDIGO CONNECTIONS-
One of the most amazing facts about Jodhpur is it has various names such as Blue City and Sun City, and they do have meaning attached to them. Jodhpur is known as Blue City because there are many houses, streets and places painted in blue colour. They’re in blue for a reason. Previously Jodhpur was a residence of Brahmins and Brahmins worshiped lord Shiva igniting blue colur. Hence they painted their house blue to continue their culture and faith in lord shiva.
7] UMAID BHAWAN PALACE-
Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the largest private residences, spanning 26 acres. Exciting, a part of this palace is managed by the Taj Hotel. It named after Maharaja Umaid Singh and boasts 347 rooms, several courtyards, large banquet halls, Throne Chambers, Private Meeting Halls, Darbar Halls for local people’s meetings, Private Dining Halls, Ballrooms, a Library, an Indoor Swimming Pool and Spa, a Billiards Room, four tennis courts, two marble squash courts, and long passages. The palace also houses a museum with historical monuments, antiques, and more. It was constructed with Dun-coloured (golden-yellowish) stone and Makrana marble. The interior woodwork is crafted from Burmese teak wood. A noteworthy aspect is that the Royal Family of Jodhpur still resides here, and the palace offers a breathtaking view of the city, especially in the evening.
8] OSIAN- THE OASIS OF THAR-
Surrounded by Jain Temples, osianji is a must visit place for the peace and calm looking person. It is hard to imagine a more tranquil oasis in the desert than Osian, which transports visitors back to a bygone era of art and spirituality. There are several temples in the town that date back to the 8th and 11th centuries that are considered to be the most beautiful. The exquisite carvings and architectural grandeur of these temples reveal the artistic prowess of the craftsmen of that era.
The Sachiya Mata Temple and the Sun Temple are two of the most important temples in Osian. There are intricate details that tell stories of mythology and history on the temple walls, making it a fascinating destination for history buffs and art enthusiasts alike.
In conclusion, Jodhpur always pays tribute to its culture and have saved up alot from the history.
Whether its temples, places or history, every place has its own value and story. So, if you’re seeking an unforgettable journey through history, culture, and beauty, make your way to Jodhpur, the “Blue City” that holds the keys to Rajasthan’s royal legacy.