State and their Folk Dances – Notes for Competitive Exams

Art and Culture is one of the most important topics in most competitive exams like UPSC CSE, State PCS, APFC, EPFO, ALC, FSSAI, SSC, CDS, CISF, CAPF and Others. “Folk Dances of India” is a part of Art and Culture and surely, one question comes from this topic. with this post, I am providing all the students, important Folk Dances of different States of India.

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List of all states and their Folk dances

JharkhandChhau, Sarahul, Jat-Jatin, Karma, Danga, Bidesia, Sohrai, Paika, Bheja
UttarakhandGadhwali, Kumayuni, Chachari, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli, Bhotia
ChhattisgarhGaudi, Karma, Pandwani, Jhumar, Pali, Tapali, Navrani, Diwari, Mundari
Andhra PradeshKuchipudi (Classical), Ghantamardala, Ottam Thedal, Mohiniattam, Kummi, Siddhi, Madhuri, Chhadi
Arunachal PradeshMask dance (Mukhauta Nritya), War dance
Himachal PradeshJhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi, Chamba, Thali, Jhainta, Daf, Stick dance
GoaMandi, Jhagor, Khol, Dakni
AssamBihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Tabal Chongli, Canoe, Jhumura Hobjanai Ojapali
West BengalKathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan
KeralaKathakali (Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikali, Tappatikali, Kali Auttam
MeghalayaLaho, Bangla
ManipurManipuri (Classical), Rakhal, Nat Rash, Maha Rash, Raukhat
NagalandChong, Khaiva, Lim, Nuralim
OrissaOdissi (Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau, Chadya Dandanata
MaharashtraLavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar or Bohada, Tamasha, Mauni, Powara, Gouricha, Lalita
KarnatakaYakshagan, Huttari, Veeragase, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi
GujaratGarba, Dandiya Ras, Lasya, Panihari, Tippani, Juriun, Bhavai.
PunjabBhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman
RajasthanGhumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Panihari, Ginad
MizoramKhanatm, Pakhupila, Cherokan
Jammu & KashmirRauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud, Dandi nach, Damali
Tamil NaduBharatnatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi
Uttar PradeshNautanki, Raslila, Jadda, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita
BiharJata-Jatin, Jhijhiya, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama-Chakwa, Bidesia, Karik Jhummer, Jatra
HaryanaJhumar, Phag dance, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor
States and their folk dances

FAQ

Kuchipudi is the famous dance of which state?

Andhra Pradesh

How many folk dances are in India?

There are more than 30 folk dances in India. some of the famous folk dances are Chhau, Mask dance, Chhapeli, Ghoomer, Bihu, Jatra.

what does “Folk Dance” mean?

Folk Dance is a traditional dance of a state or a tribe that basically represents its culture.

Name the Oldest Folk Dance of India?

Bharatanatyam, a classical dance (mother of all classical dance styles)

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