Folk Dance of India

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India is an epitome of unity in diversity due to the amalgamation of various cultures and traditions practiced by the people of India from different states. There are a variety of dance forms that people can find in India, especially if we talk about the Folk Dance from India. Different forms of dances originated in different parts of India, developed according to the local traditions, and also imbibed elements from other parts of the country.. These Folk Dances belong to a particular region that are performed by the people of that area, generally, these dance forms are performed on different occasions like birthday, wedding, death, parties, in different moods and customs. Folk dance of India SSC.

Folk Dances of India are asked in the SSC exams and other competitive exams as well .

Here is the list of Folk dances of India for different competitive examinations like SSC, UPSC, Railway, Banking, Admission tests etc.

Folk Dance of India

StateFolk Dance
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
➤ 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.

Important Classical Dances of India

India Classical dances hold a very significant space in Indian culture, these classical dances require a lot of practice to perform somewhere. therefore these dances are only performed by skilled and talented dancers only, whereas folk dances can be performed by any person who is conversant with that particular Folk dance form.

here is the List of Classical dances in India :

State Classical Dance
Tamil NaduBharatnatyam
Uttar PradeshKathak
Andhra PradeshKuchipudi
OdishaOdissi
KeralaKathakali
AssamSattriya
ManipurManipuri
KeralaMohiniyattam
manish aggarwal
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