The Thar Desert is also called the Great Indian Desert. It is located between western India and southeastern Pakistan. It is mostly in the Indian state of Rajasthan, and also extends into the southern part of Haryana and Punjab states and up to northern Gujarat state. The main occupation of the people in Thar Desert is agriculture and animal husbandry.
Jodhpur is the largest city, along with smaller cities Bikaner and Jaisalmer. Every region has its own music and dance. The Ghoomar dance from Udaipur and Kalbeliya dance of Jaisalmer are popular all over the world. Folk music is a great part of Rajasthani culture. Songs are mainly used to tell the legendary battles of Rajputs. Folk songs commonly relate heroic deeds, love stories and religious, devotional songs also known as bhajans and banis, often accompanied by musical instruments i.e. dholak, sitar, sarangi etc.