Our motherland is a land of diverse art and vivid cultural traditions. All our fine arts are based on various cultures which we are celebrating occasionally like for wedding events, harvest festivals, birth or funeral ceremonies etc. to express our various feelings like joy, grief, and all in a simple but expressive manner. These folk art forms are originated far decades ago but still most of them preserved by our tribal or rural people. The tribal people will sing themselves and perform with their own traditional instruments and costumes. Their costumes include various ranges of colorful heavy hand made jewels Most of the arts are performed by groups. In this blog we the ENTRI team, are providing you the full list of important folk dances in India, as you all know its an important topic in all competitive exams like SSC, BANK, Civil Services, Railways etc. One or two marks questions will always been asked from this slot. So, hope this information will be useful to you for your wide range of preparation, as fine arts is a part of Indian History.
List of various Indian Folk Dances
Here is the list of various Indian Folk dances :
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.
- Uttar Pradesh
Nautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita.
Garhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli.
Bhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand, Naqual.
- Andhra Pradesh
Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Andhra Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam, Butta Bommalu.
Perini Shivathandavam, Gusadi Dance.
Yakshagan, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi.
Kathakali (Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikali.
- Lakshadweep (U.T.)
Lava, Kolkali, Parichakali
- Tamil Nadu
Bharatanatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi.
- Arunachal Pradesh
Buiya, Chalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki, Ponung, Popir, Bardo Chham.
Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Tabal Chongli, Canoe, Jhumura Hobjanai
Dol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom, Khamba Thaibi, Nupa Dance, Raslila, Khubak Ishei, Lhou Sha.
Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem, Laho.
Cheraw Dance, Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Chawnglaizawn, Zangtalam, Par Lam, Sarlamkai/Solakia, Tlanglam.
Rangma, Bamboo Dance, Zeliang, Nsuirolians, Gethinglim, Temangnetin, Hetaleulee.
Chu Faat Dance, Sikmari, Singhi Chaam or the Snow Lion Dance, Yak Chaam, Denzong Gnenha, Tashi Yangku Dance, Khukuri Naach, Chutkey Naach, Maruni Dance.
Gaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Kapalik, Bharthari Charit, Chandaini
- Madhya Pradesh
Jawara, Matki, Aada, Khada Nach, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni, Maanch.
Tarangamel, Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode, Modni, Samayi nrutya, Jagar, Ranmale, Gonph, Tonnya mell.
Garba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai.
Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar or Bohada.
Ghumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbeliya.
Odissi (Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau.
- West Bengal
Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan.
Jata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama Chakwa, Bidesia.
Alkap, Karma Munda, Agni, Jhumar, Janani Jhumar, Mardana Jhumar, Paika, Phagua,Hunta Dance, Mundari Dance, Sarhul, Barao, Jhitka, Danga, Domkach, Ghora Naach.
Here, we have provided you the full chart of various folk dances represent the Indian states and their culture. To know various types of questions asked for competitive examinations from this section, you can visit our website or do download ENTRI app for section wise mock test or further educational assistance.
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