Barood/Gun Powder Dance of Rajasthan

This dance holds 800 – 900 years of tradition. This dance is famous of chittorh .The dancers are known as goriyae .Dancers tie a rug on their heads .Rest of the rug is used to cover the body to protect themselves from the gun powder while they dance. The rug has mud applications over it.

There are two groups assembled. One is called sare and the other group is called khada.The dancers of both the groups dance to the beats .This dance has very deadly acts .The dancers throw burning gun power on each other and don’t show any kind of fear.

This dance has witnessed many accidents but still the fear has not settled into the minds of people. They are always ready to perform the deadly acts.