Spirit Dance in village of Rudraprayag District Uttarakhand

I was one night invited for a kilometer walk downhill - in pitch dark, to see a prayer organized by village elders. The repetitious rhythm invoked the village spirits - and pokes participants to dance near-naked in the freezing cold - and other feats of bravado like walking on fire embers. All this was off course bullshit. And made for interesting shadow video.

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