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Location : Assam
Performed In : Bathou Puja Or Worship Of Lord Shiva
Festivity Month : Mid-April

Deodhani Dance, Assam

A Dance Festival
This is a very important religious dance performed at the "Bathou Puja" or worshipping of their God Shiva. In this dance the priestess called Deodhani dances with a bowl on her head in which the blood of a sacrificed fowl is kept.

The Legend
It is believed that while the Deodhani performs this dance in a condition of trance Lord Bathou (Shiva) will snatch away the bowl and drink the blood.

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