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02 Dec 2020

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Folk Dances of India
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Folk Dances of India 

Each state of India has its own folk dances. The list of Indian states with their folk dances is given below:

1. Andhra Pradesh
The folk dances of Andhra Pradesh are given below;

  • Andhra Natyam
  • Butta Bommalu
  • Bhamakalpam
  • Kuchipudi
  • Dhimsa
  • Dappu
  • Tappeta Gullu
  • Lambadi
  • Kolattam
  • Vilasini Natyam
  • Veeranatyam 

2. Assam
The famous folk dances of Assam;

  • Bihu
  • Bichhua
  • Bagurumba
  • Canoe
  • Maharas
  • Natpuja
  • Kaligopal
  • Khel Gopal
  • Naga dance
  • Tabal Chongli
  • Jhumura Hobjanai

3. Bihar
Folk dances of Bihar are given below:

  • Bakho-Bakhain
  • Panwariya
  • Jata Jatin  
  • Sama Chakwa
  • Bidesia

4. Haryana
The list of folk dances of Haryana;

  • Jhumar
  • Phag
  • Daph
  • Dhamal
  • Loor
  • Gugga
  • Khor
  • Gagor

5. Himachal Pradesh
The folk dances of Himachal Pradesh are:

  • Chhapeli
  • Chharhi
  • Dhaman
  • Dangi
  • Mahasu
  • Nati
  • Jhali
  • Jhora

6. Karnataka
The folk dances of Karnataka;

  • Huttari
  • Suggi
  • Kunitha
  • Karga
  • Lambi
  • Yakshagan

7. Kerala
The folk dances of Kerala are:

  • Mohiniattam
  • Kathakali
  • Kaikottikali
  • Ottam Thulal

8. Maharashtra
The folk dances of Maharashtra are:

  • Nakata
  • Koli
  • Gafa
  • Bohada
  • Lavani
  • Lezim
  • Dahikala Dasavtar

9. Odisha
The famous folk dances of Odisha are:

  • Savari
  • Odissi
  • Ghumara
  • Painka
  • Chhau
  • Munari

10. West Bengal
The folk dances of West Bengal are:

  • Dhali
  • Gambhira
  • Kathi
  • Keertan
  • Jatra
  • Baul
  • Marasia
  • Mahal

11. Punjab
The folk dances of Punjab are:

  • Giddha
  • Bhangra
  • Daff
  • Dhaman
  • Bhand
  • Naqual

12. Rajasthan
The folk dances of Rajasthan are:

  • Chakri
  • Ghumar
  • Ganagor
  • Jhulan Leela
  • Jhuma
  • Suisini
  • Ghapal
  • Kalbeliya

13. Tamil Nadu
The folk dances of Tamil Nadu are:

  • Bharatanatyam
  • Kavadi
  • Kumi
  • Kolattam

14. Telangana
The folk dances of Telangana are:

  • Perini Sivatandavam
  • Gusadi Folk Dance
  • Tolu Bommalata
  • Lambadi
  • Dappu
  • Burrakatha

15. Uttar Pradesh
The folk dances of Uttar Pradesh are:

  • Chappeli
  • Kajri
  • Nautanki
  • Raslila
  • Jaita
  • Jhora

16. Uttarakhand
The folk dances of Uttarakhand are:

  • Garhwali
  • Kajari
  • Kumayuni
  • Raslila
  • Jhora
  • Chappeli

17. Gujarat
The folk dances of Gujarat are:

  • Garba
  • Dandiya
  • Hudo
  • Tippani
  • Bhavai

18. Goa
The folk dances of Goa are:

  • Dekhni
  • Fugdi
  • Tarangamel
  • Koli
  • Shigmo
  • Ghode
  • Modni
  • Jagar
  • Gonph
  • Tonnya mell
  • Ranmale

19. Madhya Pradesh
The folk dances of Madhya Pradesh are listed below;

  • Aada
  • Khada Nach
  • Phulpati
  • Matki
  • Jawara
  • Grida Dance
  • Selalarki
  • Selabhadoni
  • Maanch

20. Chhattisgarh
The folk dances of Chhattisgarh are:

  • Raut Nacha
  • Bharthari Charit
  • Panthi
  • Gaur Maria
  • Pandwani
  • Vedamati
  • Chandaini
  • Kapalik

21. Jharkhand
The folk dances of Jharkhand are;

  • Alkap
  • Agni
  • Jhumar
  • Ghora Naach
  • Hunta Dance
  • Danga
  • Domkach
  • Karma Munda
  • Mardana Jhumar
  • Mundari Dance
  • Jhitka

22. Arunachal Pradesh
The folk dances of Arunachal Pradesh are given below:

  • Buiya
  • Chalo
  • Bardo Chham
  • Ponung
  • Popir
  • Pasi Kongki
  • Wancho

23. Manipur
The folk dances of Manipur are;

  • Dol Cholam
  • Lai Haraoba
  • Thang Ta
  • Khamba Thaibi
  • Pung Cholom
  • Nupa Dance
  • Raslila
  • Lhou Sha
  • Khubak Ishei

24. Meghalaya
The folk dances of Meghalaya are:

  • Laho
  • Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem
  • Nongkrem

25. Mizoram
The folk dances of Mizoram are:

  • Cheraw Dance
  • Chailam
  • Khuallam
  • Sawlakin
  • Chawnglaizawn
  • Par Lam
  • Sarlamkai
  • Tlanglam
  • Zangtalam

26. Nagaland
The folk dances of Nagaland are;

  • Bamboo Dance
  • Rangma
  • Gethinglim
  • Hetaleulee
  • Nsuirolians
  • Temangnetin
  • Zeliang

27. Tripura
The folk dances of Tripura is Hojagiri.

28. Sikkim
The folk dances of Sikkim are:

  • Chu Faat Dance
  • Chutkey Naach
  • Denzong Gnenha
  • Maruni Dance 
  • Sikmari
  • Singhi Chaam
  • Tashi Yangku Dance
  • Yak Chaam

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