It was called Bundi Kingdom before several states separated, is a region of Rajasthan state in western India. The biggest cities are Kota, Baran and Jhalawar. It includes the districts of Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar and Kota, and is bounded on the west by the Mewar, on the northwest by Ajmer regions of Rajasthan, and on the south by the Malwa, on the east by the Gird regions of Madhya Pradesh state. The Hadoti region is surrounded on the western side by the Mewar region of Rajasthan and on the south by the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state.
The origination of the Hadoti region has got a significant story to back upon. The name of the region has been taken up from the Hada Rajputs, which comprises a branch of the Chauhan Rajput clan. As early as the 12th century, these Hada Rajputs migrated into the Hadoti region. Hada Rao Deva, a members of this Hada Rajputs group, occupied Bundi in the year 1241 and also Kota in the year 1264. In the Hadoti region, there is Kota, which had gained its status as an independent state in the year 1579. Similarly Jhalawar became separate state in the year 1838.
Hadoti is a treasure house of art and sculpture. Some of the archeological wonders are found in the temples that are situated in every nook and corner of it. Bundi is an important city bearing witness to some of the striking artistry. It is located in a narrow encompassing gorge. To say in details, the Bundi palace of this Hadoti region portrays an instance of Hada Rajput architecture with its engraved bracket, towers, and balconies. The Chitra Shala with its superb paintings of this famous Bundi School that decorates the palace walls. At the time of festivals and fairs, the whole of the Hadoti region gets embellished with color and exuberances. Due to its integrity to the Rajasthani culture, most of the people of the Hadoti region practice Hinduism. They also fete almost all the traditional Rajasthani festivals like Deepawali, Holi, Gangaur, Teej, Gogaji, Makar Sankranti and Janmashtami. Pushkar, one of the significant festivals of the Rajasthan, too has been feted in the Hadoti with great festivity.
Daal Baati Churma is one of the most relished dish in Rajasthan. Apart from the Kachori, Ker Sangri, Mangodi and Gatte are also included in the specialties in this region. Ghoomar is the traditional dance form which is performed by women swirling in robes accompanied by men and women singing together. It showcases an amazing combination of graceful inclinations of body and displays spectacular colors of flowing Ghhagara. Kota Doriya, Leharia and Bandhni are dress materials of which dresses are made here. Kota Dassera and Baran Dole Mela's are very famous events of the Hadoti Region.
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