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Folk Dances in India

Folk Dances

Folk Dances

Folk dances in India
Folk dances are a reflection of Indian culture and tradition. These are very simple to perform dances with easy steps. A person with little or no knowledge can also dance. Steps in folk dances are very easy to follow. Usually, performed in social gatherings during celebrations such as harvest seasons, family functions, or religious functions.

List of Folk Dances in India

State Folk Dance(s)
Andhra Pradesh Changu
Assam Bihu
Bihar Chhau, Nat-Natin
Gujarat Garba
Jharkhand Chhau
Karnataka Hattari
Kashmir Dumhal
Madhya Pradesh Karma
Maharashtra Lavani
Meghalaya Laho
Mizoram Khantumm
Odisha Changu, Chhau, Mayurbhanj Chau
Punjab Bhangra, Giddha
Rajasthan Gair, Ghoomar, Jhumar, Kachhi Ghodhi, Kalbelia
Tamil Nadu Karagam, Karakattam
Tripura Hojagiri
Uttarakhand Garhwali
West Bengal Chhau, Purulia Chau
Chhattisgarh Raut Nach
Jammu and Kashmir Rouff
Maharashtra Tamasha
Karnataka Yakshagana

List of Classical Dances in India

Classical Dances State
Bharatanatyam Tamilnadu
Kathakali Kerala
Kathak Northern India
Manipuri Manipur
Mohiniyattam Kerala
Kuchipudi Telangana/Andhra pradesh
Sattriya Assam
Odissi Odisha

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