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Fire Dance

Fire Dance is a vigorous dance form, performed by the Jasnaiths of Bikaner and Churu districts of Rajasthan. It is performed bare footed on a bed of burning coal with the dancers swaying to the rhythmic beat of a drum. The pace of the dance increases to the tune of drumbeat and finally ends with the dancers dancing on brightly glowing ambers - both an awe-inspiring and a breath-taking sight indeed!.

Most noteworthy feature is that the dancer never develops even a blister on his foot.

Fire Dance is usually performed during the winter nights.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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