At a time
when the evening light are about to fade and the night
about to descend, the people are about to rest and all
of a sudden the music of a clarionet would attack the
attention of the people. It shows a sigh of the Nat-Bajaniya’s
entry into the village.
The Nat-Bajanias, blancing on a rope
without support, was a common sight for the village
masses. The urbanites know very little of them. they
were the entertainers, substituting for drama or a
film. The skills of the Nat-Bajaniya have lost their
importance now-a-days. They could even perform the
physical acrobatics like the artists of a circus.
The kings and princes too loved to see the
skills of the Nat and Bajaniya. The gifted them with
money or villages whenever they were pleased. The Nat
Bajanya are expert in walking on a rope without any
support. While balancing, they keep a bamboo in their
hands. Sometimes they even dance on the rope.
Occasionally they keep a metal dish and walk on it.
The performance of a Nat- Bajanya is full of risk. If
he loses balance, there is nobody beneath to save him
as it is seen in circus.
The Nat- Bajanya usually wear breeches,
shirtsand a turban. The dholak-player wears trousers.
The women put on large petticoat, blouse nad a short
saree. The Nat- Bajanya community has lost its
traditional occupation by row. Many of them have
shifted to other professions including physical labour.