Gulaal Gota

  • The tradition of using Gulaal Gota during Holi in Jaipur has a rich history dating back approximately 400 years.
  • Gulaal Gota is a small, lightweight ball made of lac and filled with dry gulaal.
  • The process of making Gulaal Gotas involves boiling lac in water to make it flexible.
  • Lac, a resinous substance secreted by certain insects, is shaped, colored, and then blown into a spherical shape with the help of a blower called "phunkni."
  • Gulaal is then filled in the balls before they are sealed with lac.
  • Lac is sourced from Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, where female scale insects are ....
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