Transgenders getting ready to perform in the gathering of Nhan.
Nhan is a unique folk festival celebrated in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan, specifically in Sangod. Nhaan involves dance performances by gaudily dressed eunuchs and other old-school theatrical shows. Sangod, during this time, comes alive with the folklore and traditional colours of Nhan.
The villagers dress up in colourful attires, enacting different themes and even make strange gestures to the cheering of the local crowd.
The origin of the festival is said to have been in 15th century to celebrate the martyrdom of a courageous fighter. Eunuchs from far-flung places participate in the fanfare. However, the women of the villages do not attend the festivity due to social stigma attached to participation of eunuchs. Men from all classes enjoy these performances, starting from dusk to dawn.