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.