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A dance performed as part of Buddhist ritual in Sri Lanka and Tibet, for the invocation, propitiation, or exorcism of spirits.
- ‘This dance, also known as the 'devil dance', is performed in the courtyards of the monasteries before a large gathering of spectators on some festival or a cheerful occasion.’
- ‘Belief in sorcerers, spirits, demons, and the need for exorcisms as undertaken in the ‘devil dances’ are a part of everyday Bhutanese religious practices.’
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