At first glance, these dancers from an Oriental country appear to be synchronising their moves perfectly to a song normally played at Garba festivals. No wonder the video quickly made its way to WhatsApp groups, with more than one person posting it on social media as well (above).
Trouble is, there are at least two other versions (below) of the video – and possibly more – on YouTube, each with a different soundtrack. And that may explain why the dandiya sticks, for instance, are missing.
The complete lack of ambient noise in this outdoors video suggests the original soundtrack was scrubbed off and different people added their own choice of music. With the Navratra period beginning in many parts of India, the time was clearly ripe for this fake garba video.
Here are two of the other versions: