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Folk Dances in India

Folk dances in India represent the culture and traditions of the community in which they originate. Folk dances are often performed during the celebration of the respective community - childbirth, carnival, wedding, etc. There are different types of folk dances in India. Folk dances are created by individuals to depict the lifestyle of the people in a particular country or region. These dances are not all ethnic dances, they are not ritual dances or ritual-based dances. Folk dances facilitate the exploration of India's diverse cultural terrain. Indian folk and tribal dance traditions vary by state or region and are based on local myths and folklore. It's a unique blend of synthetic art. Folk dances, unlike classical dances, are spontaneous dances performed by locals without formal guidance and they are limited to a small group or location. only. Recipes are passed down from generation to generation. The folk and tribal dances of India are the result of different socioeconomic conditions and long traditions. The list of Folk Dances in India is given below:

State of Origin List of Folk Dances in India

1. Andhra Pradesh - Vilasini Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam.

2. Arunachal Pradesh - Buiya, Chalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki, Ponung, Popir

3. Assam - Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal.

4.Bihar - Jata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya

5.Chhattisgarh - Gaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Kapalik

6.Gujarat - Garba, Dandiya Raas, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai

7.Goa - Tarangamel, Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode, Modni, Samayi nrutya, Jagar, Ranmale

8.Haryana - Jhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor.

9.Himachal Pradesh - Jhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu

10.Jammu & Kashmir - Rauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach

11.Jharkhand - Alkap, Karma Munda, Agni, Jhumar, Janani Jhmar, Mardana Jhumar, Paika, Phagua

12.Karnataka - Yakshagana, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga

13.Kerala - Ottam Thullal, Kaikottikali

14.Maharashtra - Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar

15.Madhya Pradesh - Jawara, Matki, Aada, Khada Nach, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni

16.Manipur - Dol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom

17.Meghalaya - Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem, Laho

18.Mizoram - Cheraw Dance, Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Chawnglaizawn, Zangtalam

19.Nagaland - Rangma, Zeliang, Nsuirolians, Gethinglim

20.Odisha - Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari

21.Punjab - Bhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand

22.Rajasthan - Ghumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal

23.Sikkim - Chu Faat, Sikmari, Singhi Chaam or the Snow Lion, Yak Chaam, Denzong Gnenha, Tashi Yangku

24.Tamil Nadu - Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi

25.Tripura - Hojagiri

26.Uttar Pradesh - Nautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli

27.Uttarakhand - Garhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila





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