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Royal shade of black & faith is now a topic of study

DNJAI94469 | 11/7/2018 | Author : Sangeeta Pranvendra | WC :364

Blue-blooded wear black | For generations, Jaipur royal family has worn black dress on Diwali

Jaipur: In Rajasthan, where bright colours are worn on festive occasions, the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur has been customarily wearing black during Diwali every year, year after year. Black, as opposed to the primary colours, is traditionally not associated with celebrations and is regarded as a symbol of loss and bereavement. Legend has it that the Kachhava clan suffered fatal casualties in an ancient war that was fought on a Diwali night. The former royals of Jaipur have since been celebrating Diwali wearing black. However, historians intrigued by the unusual phenomenon have now showed interest in researching the chronology of events that led the royal family members to wear black on Diwali night.
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