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Chari Dance, Rajasthan

Chari dance of Rajasthan is noted for its graceful movements. A famous dance of women belonging to the gujjar community of Kishangarh, Chari dance can sometimes be considered as the traditional fire dance of Rajasthan. In this dance, dancers carry brass pots on their heads balancing them to perfection and these pots are kept ignited with cotton seeds dipped in oil. These lit pots present a beautiful sight in the dark night.

This dance performance does not have any particular movements except balancing the pots on their heads. The instruments accompanying in this performance are dhol (a kind of drum), bankia (a trumpet-like brass instrument ) and thali (an autophonic instrument).

Chari dance performed during the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan state of India, is what we have for you in this video.