Badaga Fire-Starting Ritual

 

Rituals relating to fire within the Nilgiris often demand that the fire not be started with a match, but rather by a more "traditional method". Starting a fire with a fire-drill is a technique utilized by the Badagas and the Todas for particular rituals. Below one can observe a video of just such a ritual performed by the Badagas.

The Quicktime version is a much higher resolution rendition, but will demand a greater download time. The RealVideo version is lower resolution but will download very quickly.

Quicktime Fire-Video (1547 K)

RealVideo Fire-Video


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