List of Folk & Classical Dance in India PDF [State Wise List]

By | January 20, 2022
Dance in India State Wise PDF

Indian folk and tribal dances are simple dances and are performed to express joy and happiness among themselves.

Folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion, to celebrate the arrival of seasons, the birth of a child, a wedding and festivals.

As you know questions from Folk dances of different states are usually asked in almost every competitive exam.

So keeping the importance of the topic in mind, below is the list of all important folk dances which will be helpful to cover 1-2 marks in Competitive Exams.

List of Folk Dances in India

Here is the List of various State and folk dances that help in various examinations such as UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Bank Exams, Railway & Other Govt. Exams.

State Folk Dances
Andhra Pradesh Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Andhra Natyam, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam, Butta Bommalu
Arunachal Pradesh Ponung, Popir, Bardo Chham, Buiya, Chalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki
Assam Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Tabal Chongli, Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Canoe, Jhumura Hobjanai
Bihar Panwariya, Sama Chakwa, Bidesia, Jata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain
Chhattisgarh Gaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Kapalik, Bharthari Charit, Chandaini
Goa Tarangamel, Modni, Samayi nrutya, Jagar, Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode, Ranmale, Gonph, Tonnya mell
Gujarat Garba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai
Haryana Jhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamyal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor
Himachal Pradesh Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi, Munzra, Jhora, Jhali, Chharhi
Jharkhand Paika, Phagua,Hunta Dance, Alkap, Karma Munda, Mardana Jhumar, Mundari Dance, Sarhul, Barao, Jhitka, Danga, Domkach, Ghora Naach, Agni, Jhumar, Janani Jhumar,
Jammu and Kashmir Rauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach, Damali
Karnataka Yakshagan, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi
Kerala Kathakali (Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikali
Madhya Pradesh Selalarki, Selabhadoni, Maanch, Jawara, Matki, Aada, Khada Nach, Phulpati, Grida Dance
Maharashtra Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar or Bohada
Odisha Odissi (Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau
West Bengal Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan
Punjab Bhangra, Dandass, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand, Naqual, Malwai, Ludi
Rajasthan Ghumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbeliya
Tamil Nadu Kolattam, Kavadi, Bharatanatyam, Kumi, Theru koothu,Oyilattam
Uttar Pradesh Nautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita, Charkula
Uttarakhand Garhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chholiya
Manipur Pung Cholom, Khamba Thaibi, Nupa Dance, Dol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Raslila, Khubak Ishei, Lhou Sha
Meghalaya Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem, Laho
Mizoram Chawnglaizawn, Zangtalam, Par Lam, Sarlamkai/Solakia, Tlanglam, Cheraw Dance, Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin
Nagaland Rangma, Bamboo Dance, Zeliang, Nsuirolians, Gethinglim, Temangnetin, Hetaleulee
Tripura Hojagiri, Lebang Boomani
Sikkim Tashi Yangku Dance, Khukuri Naach, Chu Faat Dance, Sikmari, Singhi Chaam, Yak Chaam, Denzong Gnenha, Chutkey Naach, Maruni Dance
Lakshadweep Lava, Parichakali

List of Classical Dances in India

Let’s read the Classical Dances form of India:

States Name Classical Dance Names
Tamil Nadu Bharatnatyam
Uttar Pradesh Kathak
Andhra Pradesh Kuchipudi
Odisha Odissi
Kerala Kathakali
Assam Sattriya
Manipur Manipuri
Kerala Mohiniyattam

Folk and Classical Dance in India PDF Download

Here we shared PDF books of Folk and Classical Dance in India State Wise PDF:

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