Tuesday, January 8, 2008

After relishing Rajasthan, Madonna lands in Mumbai

After relishing Rajasthan, Madonna lands in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 08: Pop diva Madonna, who is holidaying in India with her family, seems to have taken to the local culture, with a vengeance. On a well deserved break from her grueling schedule, the star, her director husband Guy Ritchie and their children Lourdes, 11, seven-year-old Rocco and two-year-old David, finally landed in Mumbai on Tuesday morning in a private jet from Udaipur.

After having spent her New Year in the picturesque region of Jaisalmer, Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, in northwest Rajasthan was the final stop of their Rajasthan leg of their Indian sojourn.

According to reports, the family seems to have taken a liking for the cultures and traditions of the country.

Madonna attended a host of traditional festivities and couldn`t help but join in with the merriment, singing karaoke for an Indian Maharaja during her low key visit.

Absorbing every bit of the scenic beauty and traditional magic of Rajasthan, the ‘Material Girl’ visited the state`s famous Nathdwara temple along with her husband Monday afternoon and prayed at the revered shrine.

Madonna, who had earlier extended her stay in Rajasthan, visited the Srinathji temple in Nathdawara, around 50 km from here. She was in Rajasthan for six days, during which she toured Jodhpur and Udaipur, Alwar, Sardarsamand, Rohetgarh and Mehrangarh Forts.

"She also went to the temple of Eklingji," a source revealed.

Madonna, who reportedly has a fascination for horses, enjoyed riding the royal horses. She also indulged in a two-hour trekking trip in the desert. The trip also saw her reaching to the village folks of a Khandi.

From Dec 31 to Jan 5, she was staying at heritage hotels near Jodhpur. She went horse riding, danced the ghoomar attired in traditional folk dress, and joined folk dancers in singing "Nimbura, Nimbura" and other songs.

This is not the singer’s first visit to India. Before this, she had visited the holy city of Varanasi for her yoga classes. It is rumored that she may take meditation classes from Sri Sri Ravishankar.

Source: Zee Network

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