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.

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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.

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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

9 Golden Moments Captured In Pushkar Fair 2015

Pushkar Fair, though every year offers the same elements apparently, has something new to perceive and remember every single time you experience this heaven on earth 🙂 These are the 9 golden moments captured by us in Pushkar fair 2015.

1. Sunrise

When the dust mixes with golden light falling from sun, the ship of desert shines beautifully exuding absolute delight !

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2. Ghats

If you really want to see and know how ‘ghat ghat ka pani’ tastes and looks, there is no better place than Pushkar.

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3. Bazaars
From jutis to Ray Ban, bangles to clothes, the streets of Pushkar offer everything you name and everything you can’t !
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4. Food
It’s Rajasthan, so there is no way you can escape the thought of delicious food anywhere and everywhere, but here, as you walk down the streets, you find the baatis being freshly made, kachoris being fried and malpue exuding utter bliss !
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5. Pushkar Lake
After a noisy day, when you look for a place to sit by and feel the serenity of Pushkar, Pushkar lake is your haven.
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6. Camels
With varied expressions, different moods, beautifully decked up and lost in their ownselves, camels are the ones who attract people from all over the world to come and visit this fair !
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7. Turbans
Red, green, pink, yellow, orange, or all in one, the Rajasthani men never shy away from flaunting their fashion mantra i.e. the colorful gorgeous turbans 😉
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8. Culture
Music, colors, dance, folk, festivity, temples, Pushkar fair truly portrays the vibrant culture of Rajasthan 🙂
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9. Sunset
Last but not the least, that time of the day when the camel needs respite, the chill in the air is felt by all, the men and women start to prepare for their meals on chulahs, the sun is seen setting in spreading the scintillating palette of colors on the sky which is an absolute treat to watch and to just sink in 🙂
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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.

 

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7 Fashion Trends To Learn From Jaipur Lit Fest 2015

Have you visited Jaipur Literature Festival yet? The place where all the renowned thinkers and writers get together and engage in interesting conversations with each other and the audiences. Well, apart from the literature enthusiasts, great minds, celebrities, there is one more category that is getting more and more prominent with every passing year at JLF: ‘The Fashionistas’.

 

No, these are not the people who work in the fashion industry, these are the ones who look at JLF as a place to alight at and introduce new fashion trends through their vivid experiments with style. Apart from the trends of printed colourful pyjamas especially the Rajasthani prints and bold color blocking, there is a lot more to see at Jaipur Lit Fest this time.

So in case you ain’t a literature person (and are scared to admit it) and did not pick this month’s Vogue from the street, visit JLF to witness a glut of snazzy people pulling off the most eccentric trends this winter !

 
1. Bootie Call

Be it ankle or knee high, leather or suede, the sexy boots are definitely a roaring trend among women and even little girls !

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2. Getting Baggy

The monochromes and blacks were out as far as bags are concerned. What took JLF by a storm were quirky prints, spring florals, multi-hued Tote bags, shoulder bags and the evergreen jholas with graphics, tropical and geometric prints. However, we would have loved to catch some hand held and boxy bags apart from the standard cross-bodies !

3. Knit a bit

Although the summer scarves in neon colors and attractive prints are always refreshing to look at, the bright ‘knitted’ ones were a total charmer at JLF. It was indeed a pleasure to see men and women both teaming them impeccably and outshining a lot many.

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4. Dare Denim

We all know that denim shirts, jackets are back in vogue ! People were seen sporting them in different shades and styles. Some paired them with scarves while others went with the plain jean look 😉
It was good to see the Ripped Jeans but they could have been paired with a pair of sneakers to complete the effortless sporty look.

 

5. Airy Berets & Tangy Turbans

Nothing beats a street style look of the perforated berets ! Green, red, black, blue, these chic headgears were all over the place definitely calling for a new trend before spring knocks at our doors 😉
Men were seen wearing bright colored turbans which surely added a statement to their otherwise simple look.

6. Spring in Sneakers

The time is gone for the standard branded single colored shoes, now the youth is wrapped in all sorts of prints when it comes to sneakers. Both boys and girls were seen walking around in sneakers with contrasting colors like purple & orange, in prints like florals, tribal, etc.

7. Funky Jackets

Who says winters are dull?? These guys make sure it is brighter and happier than summers or any other season with the quirky jackets with eccentric prints and patterns which reminded us of Salman Khan in Maine Pyar Kiya with added colors !

Where people are almost in a competition to flaunt their gorgeous and sometimes over the top fashion sense, the feather in the cap is the expected arrival of Sonam Kapoor at JLF tomorrow. While everyone is wondering what has Sonam Kapoor got to add to this intellectual festival, the crowd tomorrow will say it all.
So are you ready to visit Jaipur Fashion Festival tomorrow?