Folk Dances of Different States in India
In government exams like SSC, Banking, Railways, etc we find many questions from the Dance forms and drama section. This is a part of the general awareness section and in recent times questions are frequently coming from this topic. we will cover the General awareness section comprehensively so that students can learn and get most of the questions correct in this section. In this article, we will provide a complete list of Folk Dances from different states in India.
Folk Dance: An Introduction
- A folk dance is a dance that reflects the life of the people of a specific country or region.
- All ethnic dances are not folk dances. for example, Ritual dances. Ritual dances are referred to as “religious dances” as they are performed for specific purposes.
- The terms “ethnic” and “traditional” are used when necessary to emphasize the cultural roots of the dance. In this way, almost all folk dances are ethnic.
- In some dances, like the polka, cross ethnic lines and even cross the line between “folk dance” and “ballroom dancing,” the ethnic differences are often significant enough to mention.
- Each state has its own folk dance. The folk dance also keeps the history of the people alive. Dances are ways in which a community celebrates a special event or an important date in time.
List of Folk Dances: State-Wise
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Andhra Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam, Butta Bommalu|
|2||Assam||Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Tabal Chongli, Canoe, Jhumura Hobjanai|
|3||Bihar||Jata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama Chakwa, Bidesia|
|4||Gujarat||Garba, Dandiya Raas, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai|
|5||Jammu and Kashmir||Rauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach, Damali|
|6||Haryana||Jhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor|
|7||Himachal Pradesh||Jhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi|
|8||Karnataka||Yakshagana, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi|
|9||Kerala||Kathakali (Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikali|
|10||Maharashtra||Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar or Bohada|
|11||Odisha||Odissi (Classical), Savari, Ghumura, Paika, Munari, Chhau|
|12||West Bengal||Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan|
|13||Punjab||Bhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand, Naqual|
|14||Rajasthan||Ghumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbelia|
|15||Tamil Nadu||Bharatanatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi|
|16||Uttar Pradesh||Nautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita|
|17||Uttarakhand||Garhwali, Kumaoni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli|
|18||Goa||Tarangamel, Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode, Modni, Samayi nrutya, Jagar, Ranmale, Gonph, Tonnya mell|
|19||Madhya Pradesh||Jawara, Matki, Aada, Khada Nach, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni, Maanch|
|20||Chhattisgarh||Gaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Kapalik, Bharthari Charit, Chandaini|
|21||Jharkhand||Alkap, Karma Munda, Agni, Jhumar, Janani Jhumar, Mardana Jhumar, Paika, Phagua,Hunta Dance, Mundari Dance, Sarhul, Barao, Jhitka, Danga, Domkach, Ghora Naach|
|22||Arunachal Pradesh||Buiya, Chalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki, Ponung, Popir, Bardo Chham|
|23||Manipur||Dol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom, Khamba Thaibi, Nupa Dance, Raslila, Khubak Ishei, Lhou Sha|
|24||Meghalaya||Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem, Laho|
|25||Mizoram||Cheraw Dance, Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Chawnglaizawn, Zangtalam, Par Lam, Sarlamkai/Solakia, Tlanglam|
|26||Nagaland||Rangma, Bamboo Dance, Zeliang, Nsuirolians, Gethinglim, Temangnetin, Hetaleulee|
|27||Tripura||Hojagiri, Lebang Boomani, Garia, Bijhu, Hai-Hak, Wangala, Welcome, Cheraw, Sangrai|
|28||Sikkim||Chu Faat Dance, Sikmari, Singhi Chham or the Snow Lion Dance, Yak Chaam, Denzong Gnenha, Tashi Yangku Dance, Khukuri Naach, Chutkey Naach, Maruni Dance.|
|29||Lakshadweep||Lava, Kolkali, Parichakali.|
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