2020-05-23

Jodhpur | A Blue city in India

Jodhpur was founded in the 1459 by Rao Jodha. Until the mid-20th century, it served as the capital of the Rajas of  Marwar. The second-largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Along with being a famous and popular tourist destination, it is famous for its palaces, forts and historical temples, which have been situated in the Thar Desert for centuries. The old city is surrounded by walls of Mehrangarh Fort and many gates. However, the city has expanded beyond the wall in time. It is popularly known as "Blue City" in India and Rajasthan. Meanwhile, this fabulous old city with its blue houses amazes everyone who sees it!


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Blue color is associated with Lord Shiva and there are many Brahmin followers of Shiva in the old city of Jodhpur, they consider blue as sacred. But color has the most pleasing effect psychologically. This tradition is followed even today. Therefore, wherever you look, Jodhpur seems to be covered with light blue muslin.

This blue color paint is mixture of limestone and Copper Sulphate mixed in water and applied directly to the walls inside as well as outside homes thereby copper sulphate imparting its Blue color .

Limestone and copper sulfate mixtures absorb heat. For this reason, these may be the most important reasons for keeping the house cool in Jodhpur city.

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The main architectural attraction of Jodhpur is considered to be the medieval fort of Mehrangarh. It is located in the upper part of the city, but its powerful high walls are visible from the main gate of the city.

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Jodhpur second largest city in the state of Rajasthan

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