Here’s something that may bring smile on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s face. His party’s poll symbol ‘Broom’ is the theme of a Jodhpur-based museum.
Arna-Jharna, popularly known as the Desert Museum of Rajasthan, is situated on the Rock Mountains, approximately 15 kms from Jodhpur.
It displays a wide range of brooms which have been collected from different parts of the state and are of great historical significance.
This museum is the brainchild of Komal Kothari, a renowned cultural activist, who thought of collecting data about various brooms being used in the society and forming a 3D encyclopedia about the various myths and beliefs attached to them.
He was of the opinion that a broom has social, occupational, environmental and cultural importance and should be explored. Soon, his son Kuldeep Kothari turned the dream into reality.
“The project started in 2003. We were in no hurry. We wanted our concept to grow and evolve naturally. Now, tourists come to this place and study for hours. Sometimes, they want to buy some of the beautifully crafted brooms and we have to ask the locals to prepare it for them,”said Kothari.