Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotize a snake by playing an instrument called pungi or bansuri. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is most common in varnasi india.
Snake charmer play music in front of cobra snake to entertain his audience. This entertainers are quite common in the holiest city of Hinduism. Thousands of pilgrims arrive here everyday to bath in the Ganges river and they give money to the snake charmers specially if the snake is a cobra as it is considered a sacred and poisonous snake.