India Has Different Culture in Different States: Explore the Cultural Folk Dances of India in Different States.

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Folk Dances of India

India is a country of festivals, some festival or the other is celebrated here all the time. Every region has its own tradition of celebrating these festivals. In almost every region of India, different dances are performed on different festivals, which are known as folk dances of India. Folk dances are an important topic in the GA section of government exams, and questions from it are especially common in Railways and SSC exams. Keeping this in mind, today we are providing information about various states of India and their folk dances.

FAQ Lets find the Answers of folk dances of India by States

भारत में कितने लोक नृत्य हैं?

भारत में 30 से अधिक लोक नृत्य हैं और भारत में आठ शास्त्रीय नृत्य हैं। राजस्थान राज्य से उत्पन्न हुए लोकप्रिय लोक नृत्यों में से कुछ इस प्रकार हैं – घूमर, कच्ची गोरी चारी, कालबेलिया। हैं।

How many folk dances are there in India?

We will cover all these in our article.

What is the dance of 28 states?

Below are the details of states and their dance forms:

What are the 10 traditional dance in India?
What are the 7 famous dance of India?

1. Bharatanatyam
2. Kathak
3. Odissi
4. Kuchipudi
5. Kathakali
6. Manipuri
7. Mohiniyattam
8. Sattriya
9. Garba
10. Bhangra

List of Folk Dances of India in Different States

Andhra PradeshKuchipudi, Veeranatyam, Butta Bommalu, Bhamakalpam, Dappu, Tapeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam.

Assam Bihu, Beechhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Kanoi, Jhumura Hobjanai.

Bihar Jat – Jatin, Panwariya, Bidesiya, Kajari.

Gujarat Garba, Dandiya Raas, Tippani Jurun, Bhavai.

Haryana Jhumar, Phaag, Daaf, Dhamaal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Jagor.

Himachal Pradesh Jhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi.

Jammu and Kashmir Rauf, Heekat, Mandjaat, Jump Dandi dance.

Karnataka Yakshagana, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karaga, Lambi.

Kerala Kathakali (Classical), Mohiniyattam, Kuravarkali.Maharashtra Lavani, Dindi, Kala, Dahikala Dasavatar.

Odisha Gotipua, Chhau, Ghumura, Ranappa, Sambalpuri dances.

West Bengal Lathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Chhau, Santhali Dance.

Punjab Bhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhamal, Dankara.

Rajasthan Ghoomar, Gangaur, Jhulan Leela, Kalbeliya, Chari.

Tamil Nadu Bharatanatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi Attam.

Goa Deckhani, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode, Jagor, Goanf, Tonyamel.

Madhya Pradesh – Jawara, Matki, Ada, Khada dance, Phulpati, Grida dance, Salelarki, Selabhadoni, Manch.

Chhattisgarh Gaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Naach, Pandavani, Vedamati, Kapalik, Bharathari Charitra, Chandanani.

Jharkhand Jhumar, Janani Jhumar, Mardana Jhumar, Paika, Fagua, Mundari dance, Sarhul, Barao, Jhitka, Danga, Domchak, Ghora dance.

Arunachal Pradesh Buiya, Chhalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki, Ponung, Popir, Bardo Chham.

Manipur Dol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom, Khamba Thaibi, Nupa dance, Rasleela.

Meghalaya – Shad Suk Minseim, Shad Nongrem, Laho.

Mizoram – Chherav dance, Khullam, Chaillam, Chwanglaijwan, Jangatalam, Saralamkai/Solakia, Talangalam.

Nagaland – Rengma, Bamboo Dance Changai Dance, Aaluyattu.

TripuraHojagiri, Garia, Jhum.

Sikkim – Singhi Chaam and Yak Chaam, Tamang Selo Maruni dance.

Lakshadweep – Lava, Kolkali, Parichakali.

Nautanki Folk Dance of India

Nautanki Folk Dance of India
Nautanki dance is presented through verses, couplets, Hari Geetika, Qawwali, Ghazal etc. It includes many genres like singing, acting, dancing etc. This is a very interesting dance. Nautanki folk dance performed in Uttar Pradesh, India is famous since ancient times. There are many elements involved in drama such as humor, heroism etc. The story presented in Nautanki can also be based on someone’s life. Its duration is very short and it involves singing and dancing.

Kalbelia – Famous Folk Dance of India

This is a state full of art and culture. There is a tribe named Kalbelia here, the dance performed by them is called Kalbelia dance.

Ghumar 

Ghumar folk dances of India
Ghumar dance is a major dance performed in every festival, festival and celebration in Rajasthan. It is done by women only. The long ghagras worn by women are the special attraction of this dance.

Mohiniyattam 

Folk Dance of India
This dance is based on classical tradition. This dance is as captivating as its name suggests. In this dance, the expressions of eyes, hands and face are very important. In this, the dancer wears Kerala’s special white colored saree with golden brocade. This dance is basically based on Hindu mythology.

Kathakali 

Kathakali Folk Dance of India
In Kathakali, a dance drama i.e. description of a story is presented. In this, characters from various Puranas like Mahabharata or Ramayana etc. are adapted. The costumes of this dance are very beautiful and attractive. In this, special clothes and ornaments like crown on the head etc. are used. Hand postures and facial expressions have special importance in this dance.

Pandwani 

Pandwani dance is performed in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is a solo folk dance. In this, singing and dancing are done by the same person. In this, events mainly based on Pandavas are depicted.

Gangaur Dance

Gangaur folk Dances of India
Gangaur is the most popular dance of the region in Nimar, Madhya Pradesh. This Gangaur dance is performed during Navratri of Chaitra month. This festival is for the worship of Mother Gauri and Shiva. In this, the dance is performed with the chariot placed on the head.

Tamasha 

This is a dramatic dance performed in Maharashtra. In most of the folk dramas, men play the lead roles but in Tamasha, only women play the main roles. This is a very successful folk dance. In this, instruments like harmonium, ghunghroo, manjira, etc. are used. The show is often presented by the Kolhati community.

Lavani Folk Dances of India

Lavani is the most popular dance of Maharashtra. The popularity of Lavani dance can be gauged from the fact that Lavani dance is also used in films. This dance is performed in special traditional attire, in which the dancer wears a 9 meter saree. In Lavani dance, there is a combination of both spirituality and makeup.

Yakshagana 

Yakshagana is a traditional dance drama. Which is done in Karnataka state. This dance is performed especially in the paddy fields at night. In which aspects related to war are shown.

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