Jaipur

This One Place In Jaipur Offers Wedding Shopping Without Burning A Hole In Your Pocket

Sure everyone loves wedding, the whole idea of staying together, hanging out with family and distant relatives and eagerly waiting for those days to come. But the most difficult part comes when you have to boggle your head into what to wear and where to shop from. Jaipur Beat brings to you the most economical and feasible wedding shopping at Purohit Ji Ka Katla, where you will get the best of the variety and in trend clothes without making much of a hole in your pocket.

Purohit ji Ka Katla

Disclaimer: The lanes are very narrow, so carry only your purse and a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated.

Purohit Ji Ka Katla, has four main entrances, viz. Johari Bazar, Tripolia, Chandpol and Badi Chaupar. The best way is to take an e-rickshaw from your nearest stop, enjoy the beautiful city view and get dropped near Johari Bazar. Then as you enter the katla, you will see various shops of sarees and lehengas. All shops are unique and have reasonable bridal wear that is difficult to find in the city nowadays.

Narrow lanes of Purohitji Ka Katla

Lehengas

The most attractive bridal wear and lehengas which caught our sight were at Pushpa Sarees Centre- shop no.8. The bridal wear starts from 7k and reaches up to 22k, and we don’t think you can find any beautiful bridal wear at such a budgeted cost.

Pushpa Sarees Center- Shop No. 8

Sarees

After having a look at the lehanagas and bridal wear, we moved on to see the saree collection. The gorgeous georgette sarees with floral work and printed sarees were at display. If you are looking for a saree to wear in the next wedding to attend, definitely visit Kamal Sarees. Moreover, if you are looking for embroidery work you can have a look at Sri Radhe Krishna Saree, shop no. 9 which has its sarees starting from the range of 7k. Unbelievable, isn’t it?

Sarees

Bandhej

A bandhej lover and keenly exploring the best options for odhani, then do visit Parushotam Agarwal’s shop whose the lovely Rajasthani bandhani odhani costs barely Rs. 200/-

Bandhej Odhani

Noto Ki Mala

Going ahead, we stopped by looking at “noto ki mala”. Quiet an interesting concept of making a garland out of the real currency notes and it actually has a great selling market place. The garland of Rs. 10 was of Rs. 1000 and of Rs. 100 notes turned out to be of Rs.10k. Available at Shop no.16 at Agarwal Enterprises, this shop keeps all the varieties of malas that you are looking for.

Noto ki Mala

Safas (Turbans)

Right across this shop is Vishnu’s small safa shop, where grand variety of safa is available and you can choose your best pick starting from Rs.150.

Potlis & Jutiya

Walking a few steps ahead of this shop, you will find the best potlis and jutiyas at Nanuwalas. He has a great collection and the range is pretty realistic.

Bangles

After completing your clothing essentials for the wedding, you must be seeking out for matching jewellery to go with your dress. Purohit Ji Ka Katla is an all in one package. Going inside the narrow lanes, you will find Somani Collections, which has a huge collection of lac bangles, starting from the range of 100 and goes up till 7k. Surprising, but you will be able to find all your wedding essentials under one head.

Lac Bangles

Lac bangles with Gottapatti

Amidst these shops, we found one man selling his pieces of jewellery merely at the price of Rs. 100. Laxman, the owner has a small space where he puts his pieces on display and large crowds gather there to see his unique pieces.

As you exit from the party collection lanes, on your right side you will come across Mohit Bangles. The trendiest and the most economical bangles are available here. Definitely stop at this one.

Trendiest banglesGhungroo banglesGujarati style bangle

Hathphool

Looking for Hathphool to accessorize your wedding outfit? Walking a few steps ahead, you will hit upon this shop selling various designer jewellery and hathphool at the cost of Rs. 200.

Purohit Ji Ka Katla is a one stop shopping destination that has all your essential needs for the next wedding you are planning to attend!

 

Jaipur

Jaipur Turns Into An Open Art Gallery

Have you been noticing and smiling at the cool tribal art hoardings on a lot of traffic signals, unipoles and bus shelters in Jaipur? In a first of its kind initiative in the country – ‘Living Arts of Rajasthan’ our pink city has turned into an open art gallery on Gandhi Jayanti, which is becoming a reason to smile in the hectic quotidian city traffic.

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Envisioned by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ms. Vasundhara Raje, this initiative has been taken to encourage and promote the rich heritage of tribal and folk art and its practising artisans. These hoardings are no normal ones, but have been designed with a very bold play of colors depicting perfectly the vibrant culture of Aapno Rajasthan 🙂

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Apart from regular passersby, this project is an objet de vertu for all the art aficionados as it serves as a great cultural display. Be it the Rajasthani ladies clad in bright colored sarees & tribal attires, men wearing turbans driving or travelling in autos, buses, rickshaws, flights or women drawing mandanas etc, these paintings are surely stealing the hearts of locals and tourists.

These famous paintings are a part of ‘Jogi art’ which are mostly done in black and white color. This colourful sight on the hoardings is only for a short period of 30- 45 days. The artists Ms. Teju Ganesh Jogi, Ms. Soni Jogi, Ms. Sangeeta Jogi, Mr. Bablu Jogi and Mr. Raju Jogi were especially invited to Jaipur to create the pieces for this project. During the 3-day stay, the artists created independent illustrations of ‘Jogi’ art, in both colour as well as black and white forms. Each hoarding carries the name and photograph of the artist, giving them the acknowledgement they rightfully deserve.

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With over 70 display sites, the initiative is managed by Jaipur Nagar Nigam, with cooperation of ‘Must Art Gallery’ in Delhi. The upcoming phases will display other tribal arts inherent to Rajasthan. Each art form is expected to be showcased around the city for at least 30-45 days. A permanent exhibition site and other innovative projects have also been proposed to support such art and artists in the State.