Lists of States and Folk Dances of India

24-JUN-2016 17:44

    India is a land of diverse cultures and traditions. Basically Indian folk and tribal dances are simple and are performed to express joy during arrival of seasons, birth of a child, wedding and festivals. Folk art is the common possession of a group of people or a particular locality. The identity of the originators is forgotten, but the style is preserved down the ages.

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    On most occasions dancers sing themselves, accompanied by artists with instruments. Each form of Folk Dance has a specific costume & rhythm and some costumes are very colourful with extensive jewels and designs. Here is the List of various State and folk dances which help in various examinations like UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Bank Exams etc.

    Indian States and Folk Dances

    State

    Folk Dances

    Andhra Pradesh

    Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Andhra Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam, Butta Bommalu.

    Assam

    Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Tabal Chongli, Canoe, Jhumura Hobjanai

    Bihar

    Jata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama Chakwa, Bidesia.

    Gujarat

    Garba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai.

    Haryana

    Jhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor.

    Himachal Pradesh

    Jhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi.

    Jammu and Kashmir

    Rauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach, Damali.

    Karnataka

    Yakshagan, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi.

    Kerala

    Kathakali (Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikali.

    Maharashtra

    Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar or Bohada.

    Odisha

    Odissi (Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau.

    West Bengal

    Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan.

    Punjab

    Bhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand, Naqual.

    Rajasthan

    Ghumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbeliya.

    Tamil Nadu

    Bharatanatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi.

    Uttar Pradesh

    Nautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita.

    Uttarakhand

    Garhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli.

    Goa

    Tarangamel, Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode, Modni, Samayi nrutya, Jagar, Ranmale, Gonph, Tonnya mell.

    Madhya Pradesh

    Jawara, Matki, Aada, Khada Nach, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni, Maanch.

    Chhattisgarh

    Gaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Kapalik, Bharthari Charit, Chandaini.

    Jharkhand

    Alkap, Karma Munda, Agni, Jhumar, Janani Jhumar, Mardana Jhumar, Paika, Phagua,Hunta Dance, Mundari Dance, Sarhul, Barao, Jhitka, Danga, Domkach, Ghora Naach.

    Arunachal Pradesh

    Buiya, Chalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki, Ponung, Popir, Bardo Chham.

    Manipur

    Dol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom, Khamba Thaibi, Nupa Dance, Raslila, Khubak Ishei, Lhou  Sha.

    Meghalaya

    Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem, Laho.

    Mizoram

    Cheraw Dance, Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Chawnglaizawn, Zangtalam, Par Lam, Sarlamkai/Solakia, Tlanglam.

    Nagaland

    Rangma, Bamboo Dance, Zeliang, Nsuirolians, Gethinglim, Temangnetin, Hetaleulee.

    Tripura

    Hojagiri.

    Sikkim

    Chu Faat Dance, Sikmari, Singhi Chaam or the Snow Lion Dance, Yak Chaam, Denzong Gnenha, Tashi Yangku Dance, Khukuri Naach, Chutkey Naach, Maruni Dance.

    Lakshadweep

    Lava, Kolkali, Parichakali.

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