Sri Lanka - Kandy – Firewalker
A firewalker stands barefoot over a bed of hot embers at the Cultural Dance Show at the Kandy Temple Sri Lanka.
The fire walking ceremony begins with the usual offerings to the Kataragama deity and chanting of mantras, it is accompanied by Kandyan dancers and drummers. For centuries, the art of man walking on fire has been a part of religious and mystical ceremonies in many parts of the world. It is known that many walkers have undergone a long religious training and are able to put themselves into a trance state at will. In this trance state they will feel no pain and fear no harm to their person.