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Celebrated In : Assam
Performed in : Bathou Puja or Worship of Lord Shiva
In the month of : April (Mid)
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.

Deodhani Nritya
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.