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Why are houses in Jodhpur blue in colour? Know the story behind it.

Blue City of India: There are some cities in Rajasthan that many people also know by their nickname. For example, Jodhpur is known as Blue City of India ,Jaipur is known as Pink City, Jaisalmer as Golden City and Udaipur as White City.

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But apart from Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer, there is also a city in Rajasthan which is also known by many as the ‘Blue City’. Yes, we are talking about Jodhpur. In such a situation, if you are asked why almost all the houses in Jodhpur are painted in blue, then what will be your answer?

In this article, we are going to tell you why all the houses from Jodhpur are painted blue? Let’s find out.

Reasons to paint homes blue in jodhpur

The Blue City i.e. Jodhpur is a beautiful city of Rajasthan. This beautiful place was built by Rao Jodha. It is said that in the medieval period this beautiful city was also known as Marwar long ago.

The first reason behind being called Blue City is that many houses and palaces of this city have blue colored stones, due to which it is called a blue city.

It is seen as associated with Lord Shiva.

All the blue colored houses present in Jodhpur are also associated with Lord Shiva. Many people believe that blue color is associated with Lord Shiva. There is another myth that when Lord Shankar drank poison during samudra manthan, his body turned blue. For this reason, Jodhpur locals get their houses painted in blue. 

To keep away from the heat

Almost every city of Rajasthan experiences a bit of heat. In many cities, the temperature goes beyond about 40 degrees. In such a situation, it is believed that blue color helps in keeping the houses cool in the summer season. Apart from this, other people also say that blue color blocks the sun’s rays. For this reason, all houses are painted blue. 

Beautiful view is visible

Mehrangarh of Jodhpur is a world famous fort. When the painted houses are seen in blue from the upper part of the fort, a very beautiful view is seen. Therefore, whenever a tourist goes to visit Jodhpur, he definitely comes to see the beautiful view of Jodhpur from Mehrangarh Fort.


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