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Alayi Hejje

Alayi Hejje is a dance form of Karnataka, which is jointly performed by Hindus and Muslims. Around 20 to 25 dancers, holds identical ropes, which are hung from bamboo poles. The dancers form a circle and dance around the pole artistically winding and unwinding the ropes like plaits.

A fusion of action and dexterous footwork, it performed as a part of Muharram and heralds Hindu-Muslim unity.

Updated on 13th July, 2015


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