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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Folk artistes performing Kachi Ghodi Dance on the street during a festival in Rajasthan.

The Kachi Ghodi Dance In Rajasthan, India is performed on dummy horses. Men in elaborate costumes- red turbans and dhotis and kurtas ride the well decorated dummy horses. With naked swords in their hands, these dancers move rhythmically to the beating of drums and fifes while a singer narrates the exploits of the Bavaria bandits of Shekhawati. This dance is always performed by men.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Asim Bhattacharya