Please pray that the Banjara people will know God's great love.

Hello. My name is Banjara. I'm 9 years old. 

I live in a village in the 

country of India.

 Look here to see where I live...

My house is made of mud walls and a straw roof.

About ME

My family is very close. I live with my parents and older brother, but most of the people in my little village are relatives. Our life is filled with music. We sing, dance, and play music any chance we get. Most days I put on my nice dress and pretty makeup then go to the market to dance for money. My mother makes broomsticks to sell and tells people their fortunes while i dance.

We have a little garden that I help with. The garden helps feed us during the summer months. We also have a cow that I love! In the morning my job is to milk her. Don't tell anyone but, I like to sing and talk to her. I think she likes my voice, because it seem to calm her.

My brother goes to school in the city. He works hard so that he may get a good job when he is older. I always miss him when he goes away. I like to make beaded necklaces and then sell them so that I can help him go to school. There is a school near my village, but I do not go anymore because I don't learn much and it is better for me to help my mother at home. 
Sunday, November 18, 2012 1:57 PM

Lambadi Dance

Sunday, November 18, 2012 1:57 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012 1:57 PM

I love the feel of music. The sounds of fiddles and flutes, drums and jingles send my heart and feat a-dancin! In the market I dance with the other girls. We always draw a crowd which gives me a chance to sell my jewelry and my mother to tell people their fortunes. My mother tries to teach me how to tell fortunes, but I prefer to dance to the music. 

Tomorrow we will have a special day of dancing. We call it a Lambadi dance. I will put on a colorful costume and jewelry The women will dance to the tune of the drummers. The dance is an honor to the Lord for a good harvest year. I always have so much fun! I can't wait to go to sleep tomorrow so I can wake up and dance! 


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