Fire Dance

This is agni nritya (fire dance). It is performed by Bhopas of the Jasnath sect in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. The ritual fire dance is enacted during the Navratri and some special occasions.The ritual starts with slow chanting by the priests to the rhythmic beat of the folk instruments and striking of Manjiras.

The dance is performed on a pyre of burning wood.The wood is reduced to glowing red embers. The priests start to dance across the burning coals.Some even hold embers in the mouth.

 

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