Jatinga Dance: Government Control
A short summary of the amazing Jatinga Dance in India.
During the months of October and December lots of rare birds fly over the place and this place thus forms a paradise for ornithologists and bird-lovers all over the world. These birds do their migration during the day while at night they halt on trees. However at night when local people use strong attractive light sources to attract the birds, these birds lose their orientation and travel towards the shining lights thus getting prey to trapping by the local hunters. This sort of suicide of the birds can severely affect the ecological balance, which has forced the state government to intervene in the matter by banning this aspect of the festival and appealing local people to stop the use of intense light sources. However the head of the Jatinga Village says they don’t perform the killing purposely but this is a part of their traditional festival. Due to repeated efforts and appeals by the governments and environmentalists, the awareness of the effects of this tradition on the flora and fauna and its effect on tourism in the long run has slowly started to influence the local minds into taking steps to avoid the festival hunting of those rare birds. The attraction of the birds towards these dancing girls during the festival seems truly mystical when everything is happening in front of your pair of eyes.
Jatinga Dance: Gathering of Birds
Jatinga Dance: Bonding of Tribes