List of Folk Dances of Different States in india

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List of Folk Dances of Different States

If we think deeply, Dance is a form of Art that is expressed by a Dancer by the Movements of their body that includes different feelings.

Various Dances can be categorized and described by their Movements, History, Culture, Place of Origin, Religion, Tradition, and many other things.

Today you will learn about the Names of the Dances that the various Indian States have with their Historical Trace.

Read all the List Of Dances in India State Wise and also don’t forget to check out the Interesting Facts about GK On Folk Dances Of India.

List of Folk Dances of Different States

No.StateDance Names
1Andhra Pradesh1) Burrakatha
2) Butla Bommalu
3) Dhimsa
4) Gobbi
5) Goravayyalu
6) Kolattam
7) Kuchipudi
8) Lambadi
9) Siddi
10) Veeranatyam
2Arunachal Pradesh1) Aji Lamu
2) Digaru Mishmi Buiya
3) Hiirii Khaniing
4) Idu Mishmi
5) Ka Fifai
6) Khampti
7) Ponung
8) Sadinuktso
9) Wancho
3Assam1) Apsara-Sabah
2) Bagurumba
3) Bhawariya
4) Bhortal
5) Bihu
6) Deodhani
7) Dhuliya
8) Ojapali
9) Sattriya
10) Zikirs
4Bihar1) Bidesiya
2) Domkach
3) Fagua
4) Jat-Jatin
5) Jhijhiya
6) Jhumri
7) Kajari 
8) Painki 
9) Sohar
5Chhattisgarh1) Gendi
2) Jhirliti
3) Karma
4) Pandwani
5) Panthi
6) Raut Nacha
7) Saila Dance
8) Sua Nacha
6Goa1) Amon
2) Dashavatara
3) Dekhni
4) Dhalo
5) Dhangar
6) Dulpod
7) Fugdi
8) Kunnbi-Geet
9) Mussoll
10) Shigmo
7Gujarat1) Aagawa
2) Dandiya Raas
3) Garba
4) Ghodakhund
5) Hudo
6) Matukadi
7) Padhar
8) Siddi Dhamal
9) Tippani
8Haryana1) Gangaur
2) Ghoomar
3) Guga
4) Jhomar
5) Khoria
6) Loor
7) Phag
8) Phalgun
9) Rasleela
10) Sapela
9Himachal Pradesh1) Chamba
2) Cholamba
3) Dalshone
4) Jataru Kayang
5) Jhoori
6) Ji
7) Nati
8) Nuala
9) Rasa
10) Swang Tegi
10Jharkhand1) Bheja
2) Damkach
3) Janani Jhumar
4) Jhumair
5) Lahasua
6) Mardana Jhumar
7) Mundari
8) Phagua
9) Sarhul
10) Santali
11Karnataka1) Bedara Vesha
2) Bharatanatyam
3) Dollu Kunitha
4) Gorava Kunitha
5) Kuchipudi
6) Nagamandala
7) Pata Kunitha
8) Puja Kunitha
9) Veeragase
10) Yakshagana
12Kerala1) Ayyappanvilakku
2) Kalaripayattu
3) Kathakali
4) Koodiyattam
5) Mohiniyattam
6) Mohiniyattom
7) Pulikalli
8) Theyyam
9) Thirayattam
10) Thirvathirakali
13Madhya Pradesh1) Ahirai
2) Banjaara
3) Bharam
4) Gaur
5) Grida
6) Kaksar
7) Muriya
8) Phul Patti
9) Saila
10) Setam
14Maharashtra1) Bala Dindi
2) Banjara
3) Dhangari Gaja
4) Koli
5) Lavani
6) Lezim
7) Povadas
8) Powada
9) Tamasha
15Manipur1) Chanlam
2) Kartal Cholam
3) Khamba Thoibi
4) Khubak Eshei
5) Lai-Haraoba
6) Lie Haraoba
7) Manipuri Raas Leela
8) Manjira Cholam
9) Pung Cholam
10) Rass Lila
16Meghalaya1) Behdienkhlam
2) Chambil Mesara
3) Derogata
4) Do Dru Sua
5) Lahoo Dance
6) Pomblang Nongkrem
7) Shad Nongkrem
8) Shad Suk Mynsiem
9) Wangala
10) Wiking
17Mizoram1) Chai-Lam
2) Chawnglaizawn
3) Cheraw (Bamboo Dance)
4) Chheih-Lam
5) Khuallam
6) Rallu-Lam
7) Sakei Lu Lam
8) Sarlamkai
9) Solakia
10) Tlanglam
18Nagaland1) Aaluyattu
2) Agurshikukula
3) Butterfly
4) Changai
5) Modse
6) Nruirolians
7) Sadal Kekai
8) War Dance
9) Zeliang
19Odisha1) Baagh Naach
2) Chhau
3) Dalkhai
4) Dhap
5) Ghumra
6) Goti
7) Jhumair
8) Karma Naach
9) Keisabadi
10) Odissi Nrutya
20Punjab1) Bhangra
2) Dankara Julli
3) Giddha
4) Jaago
5) Jhumar
6) Karthi
7) Kikkli
8) Luddi
9) Malwai Giddha
10) Sammi
21Rajasthan1) Banjaara
2) Bhavai
3) Chari
4) Fire Dance
5) Geeda
6) Ghoomar
7) Kachchhi Ghodi
8) Kalbelia
9) Rasiya
10) Tera Tali
22Sikkim1) Chu Faat
2) Gha To Kito
3) Khukuri
4) Lu Khangthamo
5) Maruni
6) Pang Toed Chaam
7) Rechungma
8) Rumtek Chaam
9) Singhi Chaam
10) Tamang Selo
23Tamil Nadu1) Bommalattam
2) Karagattam
3) Kolattam
4) Kummi
5) Mayil Attam
6) Oyilattam
7) Paambhu Attam
8) Parai Attam
9) Podikazhi Attam
10) Puliyattam
11) Theru Koothu
24Telangana1) Bhamakalapam
2) Bonalu
3) Burra Katha
4) Dandaria
5) Gollakalapam
6) Gusadi
7) Kuchipudi
8) Lambadi
9) Perini Shivatandavam
10) Tribal Dhimsa
25Tripura1) Bizhu
2) Cheraw
3) Goria
4) Hai-Hak
5) Hojagiri
6) Jhum
7) Lebang Bumani
8) Mamita
9) Mosak Sulmani
10) Wangal
26Uttar Pradesh1) Charkula
2) Dadra
3) Karma
4) Kathak
5) Mayur Nritya
6) Nautanki
7) Qawwali
8) Ramlila
9) Raslila
10) Swang
27Uttarakhand1) Barada Nati
2) Botiya
3) Cancheri
4) Chholiya
5) Chhopati
6) Dhurang
7) Jhora
8) Langvir Nritya
9) Pandav Nritya
10) Romala
28West Bengal1) Alkap
2) Chhau
3) Dhunachi
4) Domni
5) Gambhira
6) Gazan
7) Jatra
8) Jhumair
9) Kalikapatadi
10) Santali

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List Of Dances In India Union Territories

No.Union TerritoryDance Names
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands1) Nicobari
2Chandigarh1) Bhangra
2) Giddha
3Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu1) Garba
2) Mando
3) Verdigao
4) Vira
4Delhi1) Belly
2) Bhangra
3) Dandiya
4) Hip Hop
5) Salsa
5Jammu and Kashmir1) Bachha Nagma
2) Bhand Jashan
3) Bhand Pather
4) Dumhal
5) Hafiza
6) Kud
7) Rouf
8) Wuegi-Nachun
6Ladakh1) Bacha Nagma
2) Cham
3) Jabro
4) Loshon
5) Shon
6) Shoudol
7) Spao
8) Tukhstanmo
7Lakshadweep1) Bandiya
2) Dand
3) Fuli
4) Kolkaki
5) Lava
8Puducherry1) Chau
2) Garadi
3) Kathak
4) Kuchipudi
5) Mohininattam
6) Yakshgana

Classical Dance Recognised By The Sangeet Natak Akademi


No.StateDance Name
1Andhra PradeshKuchipudi
2AssamSattriya
3KeralaKathakali
4KeralaMohiniyattam
5ManipurManipuri
6OdishaOdissi
7Tamil NaduBharatanatyam
8Uttar PradeshKathak

FAQ

1. How many folk dances are there in India?

ans. There are more than 30 folk dances in India. Some of the most popular folk dances are Ghoomer, Kacchi Gori Chari, Kalbelia; all of them originating from the state of Rajasthan.

2. Which state dance is Bharatanatyam?

ans. Bharatanatyam, Tamil Nadu (Southern India)

3. Which state dance is Tamasha?

ans. Maharashtra

4. What is the folk dance of Bihar?

ans. Jat-Jatin

5. Which is the folk dance of Uttar Pradesh?

ans. Kathak