List of Dance Forms in India- Folk & Classical Dance State wise PDF[2021]

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List of Indian Classical Dances Statewise

Here is the complete List of Dance Forms in India- Folk & Classical Dance. Every classical dance its own technicalities, dress, steps, music on which it is performed. this is a very important topic from static GK from the perspective of different competitive exams such as UPSC, SSC and other exams.

List of Classical dances in India State of Origin
BharatnatyamTamil Nadu
KathakUttar Pradesh
KuchipudiAndhra Pradesh
OdissiOdisha
KathakaliKerala
SattriyaAssam
ManipuriManipur
MohiniyattamKerala



List of Indian Folk Dances Statewise

This is the complete list of important folk dances of India that show the diverse and united culture of India. These dances are usually performed during celebrations, harvest, and on other occasions. This is the most important part of Indian Art and Culture asked different competitive exams like UPSC both prelims and mains, SSC, and other exams.

State of OriginList of Folk Dances in India
Andhra PradeshVilasini Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam.
Arunachal PradeshBuiya, Chalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki, Ponung, Popir
AssamBihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal.
BiharJata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya
ChhattisgarhGaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Kapalik
GujaratGarba, Dandiya Raas, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai
GoaTarangamel, Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode, Modni, Samayi nrutya, Jagar, Ranmale
HaryanaJhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor.
Himachal PradeshJhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu
Jammu & KashmirRauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach
JharkhandAlkap, Karma Munda, Agni, Jhumar, Janani Jhumar, Mardana Jhumar, Paika, Phagua
KarnatakaYakshagana, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga
KeralaOttam Thullal, Kaikottikali
MaharashtraLavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar
Madhya PradeshJawara, Matki, Aada, Khada Nach, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni
ManipurDol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom
MeghalayaKa Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem, Laho
MizoramCheraw Dance, Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Chawnglaizawn, Zangtalam
NagalandRangma, Zeliang, Nsuirolians, Gethinglim
OdishaSavari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari
PunjabBhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand
RajasthanGhumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal
SikkimChu Faat, Sikmari, Singhi Chaam or the Snow Lion, Yak Chaam, Denzong Gnenha, Tashi Yangku
Tamil NaduKumi, Kolattam, Kavadi
TripuraHojagiri
Uttar PradeshNautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli
UttarakhandGarhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila

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FAQ’s For Important Folk Dance and Classical Dance

Which is the oldest dance of India?

Bharatnatyam

Who is the famous dancer of Kathak?

Pandit Birju Maharaj

What is Kathakali dance based on?

Kathakali is based on sacred Hindu mythology, especially the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Manish Aggarwal
Founder of edumo, Educator, BCA Graduate, Educational Content Writer
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