Fire Dance of Rajasthan

The traditional fire dance is performed by the banjara community. The jasnathis of Bikaner and Cham are known for the tantric powers which they inherit form elders. These people are daring and that is the reason why they have been able to carry this deadly dance from years.

A very large ground is prepared with burning charcoal and lives wood and on this the men and boys jump on it and tap their feet on this burning fire. They are accompanied and boosted up by the rhythmic beats of traditional drum. The dancers don’t show any fear where as the viewers do get tensed up. The claps of viewers do generate energy in these dancers.