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Fire Dancers

Fire Dancers Bikaner Rajasthan

Walking on fire might be too passe, but dancing on fire is still very much in fashion for fire dancers in Rajasthan. A Banjara community in Bikaner is known for dancing on fire. A 500 year old art form which is performed as an offering to the gods.

eat burning coal

These dancers not only dance on the burning coal but they eat it too. The dancers believe that it's a combination of physical and mental power which only gets passed down from one generation to another. No one knows how these dancers are insulated against the heat. When science fails to explain, faith prevails.