The Charkula dance is performed in the auspicious days mainly on the third day of Holi, which according to popular believe is the day Radha was born. Girls in long skirt and colourful blouse cover their faces with veil. The performers carry a large vibrant coloured circular wooden pyramid on their head while dancing. These wooden pyramids have 108 lighted lamps. These are known to be the charkulas. These also signifies the lifting of the Govardhan Hillock by Krishna which is re – enacted by the milkmaids of Mathura. The movements of the dancers are limited due to the heavy load on their head. Still they manage to synchronize with the beats of the drums and the tune of the song with graceful moves like gliding, bending and whirling.