Jodhpur lovingly called as the “Blue City” of India has several distinct theories about blue colour, while that’s different there is no historical references or specific clarification for how or why this tag/nickname got to be. So don’t you think, here on this blog, lets uncover some interesting theories, hidden stories and myths about the question “Why Jodhpur is called as Blue city”.
Without delay,let’s start, why blue??
Blue colour connected with Lord Shiva
Yeah you heard right,its believed that blue colour has been coordinated with Lord Shiva, as during the time of “Samudra Manthan”, in order to rescue the earth, lord Shiva drunk atrocious poison called “Halahala” and this poison turned his body blue, and since then, his devotees assume blue as divine colour and painted their houses blue in devotion to lord Shiva.
Blue colour, a sign of social class
Well you know, usually in India, blue colour is linked with sovereignty and power. And in Jodhpur also according to the local myths / tourist guides, royal colour is one of the main reasons behind blue painting, here the Brahmin society (India’s priestly caste) painted their houses blue in order to separate themselves from the lower-caste communities, and on that time, blue is connected with the Brahmins only. You might listened this, even the king recognize Brahmins among other through building colours for performing rituals.
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The third interesting geographical reason for colour being blue is to push away the termites (insects). Due to the hot and semi-arid climate yearlong, Jodhpur houses have a tendency to termites and the termite’s destruct/ demolish the walls and structures of many historic buildings/houses in the city. So, in order to maintain the property from these upsetting bugs, people painted their houses with blue colour. This paint (blue colour) is a combination of copper sulphate and limestone that not useful in repulsing the termites but copper sulphate under certain conditions turns blue and offering the houses their popular royalcolour.
Calming and Soothing Colour
Another theory which sounds more logical is summer season are actually hot here and blue color has psychologically most calming effect/a good reflector of sun rays, so coloring the houses like blue keep their residence cool in warmer months.
May be possible, when you will come here, you get a new theories and reasons about this question. Despite everything, this Blue City has philosophy of beauty that captivates you sure. Last but not least the best lead point to view the blue painting of Jodhpur is from the Mehrangarh Fort ( positions on top of a raised hillock (400 metres above the sea level ).
How to Reach Jodhpur
Jodhpur Airport is a domestic airport which connects the various cities of India like Udaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and others. Jodhpur Airport is located approx. 5 km of distance from the city. For the international tourist Delhi Airport is the nearest airport.
Jodhpur is well connected by national highways with also connects the other cities of India. National Highway has good connectivity from Jaipur (approx. 330 km), Delhi (approx. 585 km), Jaisalmer (approx. 307 km), Bikaner (approx. 250 km) and Agra (approx. 563 km). There are various number of buses are running from Delhi to Jodhpur throughout the day.
Trains from Jodhpur run to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata are easily available. This is the one of the easiest and cheapest way to reach Jodhpur. Even the luxurious Deccan Odyssey also visits the city of royal splendor.
Travel with Deccan Odyssey Train is the one of the best travel experience for lifetime. Indian Odyssey and Indian Soujourn are two famous itineraries of Deccan Odyssey which covers the destination Jodhpur.
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