About Us


Lokayan, which translates to ‘dialogue among people’ was registered as a public charitable society in 1996-97 at Bikaner and was consolidated with the energies of several heritage preservers, performing artists, historians and visual artists who were deeply committed to documenting the north-western Rajasthani culture and deemed to preserve the Rajasthani heritage art & ancestry.



Lokayan has established a strategic vision of creating Rajasthan a state where its cultural heritage, art and artists are valued and staged. We envision a community that respects creativity and heritage, passing its cultural legacy to future generations.



Lokayan is dedicated to the revival,restoration and renewal of the intangible and tangible cultural heritage of Rajasthan. Our focus is to promote the Rajasthani art,tradition and heritage with great pride and introduce it to the world at large. Rajasthan’s cultural offering to this world is an unmatched asset and it is equally essential that it is protected and celebrated by global participation.


A community policing initiative by Rajasthan Police

For the last six years, Rajasthan Police has worked together with Lokayan Sansthan as a pilot project, ‘Taana-Baana’ in Rajasthan which assisted to organize the Rajasthan Kabir Yatra, a travelling music festival on the focus of traditional music gatherings of the region called Jagran or Satsang, from 2016 to 2019. The exhilarating experience of these six consecutive years in seven districts of Bikaner, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Sikar and Jhunjhnu has given Rajasthan Police the vision of promoting and nurturing a harmonious atmosphere between different casts/communities to ensure peaceful coexistence in society. Now RKY has become an institutionalized mechanism supported by various departments of the government with the mentioned objectives where the police receive the dominant role of coordinating the efforts of concerned departments of the government to organize RKY as a tool for community outreach initiatives.

RKY has been creating a space for musicians, artists, scholars, students and seekers where they can immerse themselves in the voices of Bhakti, Sufi and Nirgun poetries such of Kabir, Meera, Amir Khurao and Baba Bulleh Shah. The echoes sung by the artists leave a deep impression of global oneness, which cultivates to stop questioning and dissolving the boundaries of caste, class, religion and identity. It plays an essential role for establishing social harmony amongst people and makes them discover their true nature of un-dividedness. The artists carolling the poetries abundant with love, compassion and enlightening wisdom, makes an effective tool to bring people together as we witnessed in the last few years through RKY.