Rajasthan is known for its spirit of celebration. Each region in Rajasthan has its own form of folk entertainment. In most parts entertainment is provided by professional communities of entertainers whose livelihood depends on it, and who have evolved their respective arts into fine forms. Certainly the patronage of the former royal families in the past helped to support the entertainers.
Celebrations in Rajasthan range from the religious to the popular linked with commerce, as in the case of the camel and cattle fairs. In more recent years, the tourism department of Rajasthan too has initiated a number of fairs and festivals in an attempt to showcase the performing arts of Rajasthan, region wise. Amazingly, though the soil throbs with the sounds of celebration, its vibrant chords require little sophistry apart from the simple, unsophisticated instruments that include the RAVANHATHA (a stringed instrument), the MORCHANG (a Jewish harp), the BANKIA (Trumpet), ALGOZA (the Twin flutes), the DUFF (Tambourine), and the amazingly innocuous MATKA (earthen pitcher) which is flipped over to play the most amazingly mesmeric beat that resound with the pulse of Rajasthan.