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List of Folk Dances of India, State Wise

Folk Dances Of India

Human is a social animal we all know that and since the dawn of civilization humans have incorporated Recreating Activities in their daily routine, and when it comes to dance, we can find figures of dancing humans in groups in the prehistoric excavations

Every Society we see today has a long history of evolution and during the course of evolution they developed some characteristic that make them unique, their culture becomes their recognition and India is the heartland of various such cultures which Thrive together , In this article we will discuss Folk Dances of India .

Folk dances are specific dances performed at a particular region and have survived from centuries giving us a glimpse of our past and the stories that showcase the dignity of a Particular religion or community.

Folk Dances Of India: 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

Folk Dances are an integral part of Static GK Syllabus, the list provided incorporates all the dances important from the examination point of view , hope it helps you in a better preparation.

 

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