List of Folk Dances of India and Associated States

» Dance is a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture.
» Dance in India comprises the varied styles of dances in the country. As with other aspects of Indian culture, 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.
» Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy for performing arts, recognizes eight distinctive traditional dances as Indian classical dances, which might have origin in religious activities of distant past.
» Folk dances are numerous in number and style, and vary according to the local tradition of the respective state, ethnic or geographic regions.
» Here in list below all the traditional dance forms or Folk Dances of various states are listed

List of Indian Traditional Folk Dances: Statewise




States
Folk Dances
Andhra Pradesh
Kuchipudi (Classical), Ghantamardala, Ottam, Thedal, Mohioniattam, Kummi, Siddhi, Madhuri, Chhadi.
Chhattisgarh
Goudi, Karma, Jhumar, Dagla, Pali, Tapali, Navrani, Diwari, Mundari.
Arunachal Pradesh
Mask Dance, War Dance.
Himachal Pradesh
Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi, Chamba, Thali, Jhainta, Daf, Stick Dance.
Goa
Mandi, Jhagor, Khol, Dakni.
Assam
Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga Dance, Khel Gopal, Tabal Chongli, Canoe, Jhumura Hobjanai.
West Bengal
Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan
Keral
Kathakali(Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohini Attam, Kaikottikali, Tappatikali, Kali Auttam.
Meghalaya
Laho, Baagla.
Manipur
Manipuri(Classical), Rakhal, Nat Rash, Maha Rash, Raukhat.
Nagaland
Chong, Khaiva, Lim, Nuralim
Orissa
Odissi(Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau, Chadya Dandanata.
Maharashtra
Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala, Dasavtar Or Bohada, Tamasha, Mauni, Powara, Gouricha.
Karnataka
Yakshagan, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi.
Gujarat
Garba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai.
Punjab
Bhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman.
Rajasthan
Ghumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Panihari, Ginab
Mizoram
Khanatm, Pakhupila, Cherokan.
Jammu&Kashmir
Rauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach Damali.
TamilNadu
Bharatnatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi.
Uttar Pradesh
Nautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita.
Bihar
Jata Jatin, Bakho Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama Chakwa, Bidesia, Jatra.
Haryana
Jhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor.
Jharkhand
Chhau, Sarahul, Jat Jatin, Karma, Danga, Bidesia, Sohrai
Uttarakhand
Gadhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli

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