List of Folk Dances of the Indian States

List of Indian States and their famous Traditional Folk Dances:-

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, birth of a child, a wedding and festivals. The dances are extremely simple with minimum of steps or movement. The dances burst with verve and vitality. Men and women perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance together. On most occasions, the dancers sing themselves, while being accompanied by artists on the instruments. Each form of dance has a specific costume. Most costumes are flamboyant with extensive jewels. While there are numerous ancient folk and tribal dances, many are constantly being improved. The skill and the imagination of the dances influence the performance.

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List of famous folk dances of the Indian States:

States Folk Dances
Andhra Pradesh (AP) Kuchhipudi (Classical), Ghantamardala, Kolattam/Kolanna Thedal, Mohiniattam, Kummi, Siddhi Madhuri, Chhadi
Arunachal Pradesh (AR) Bardo Chham, Mask Dance (Mukhauta Nritya), War Dance
Assam (AS) Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Ali Ai Ligang, Naga Dance, Khel Gopal, Tabal Bhongli, Canoe, Jhumura Habjanai
Bihar (BR) Jata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama-Chakwa, Bidesia, Jatra
Chhatishgarh (CT) Goudi, karma, Jhumar, Dagla, Pali, Tapali, Navrani, Diwari, Mundari
Goa (GA) Mando, Jhagor, Khol, Dekhni, Talgadi, Goff, Dasarawadan etc.
Gujarat (GJ) Garba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani Dance, Juriun, Bhavai
Haryana (HR) Jhumar, Phag Dance, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor
Himachal Pradesh (HP) Jhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi, Chamba, Thali, Jhainta, Daf, Stick Dance
Jammu & Kashmir (JK) Dumhal, Rauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Naach, Damali, Panthi
Jharkhand (JH) Chhau, Sarahul, Jat-Jatin, Karma, Danga, Bidesia, Sohri
Karnataka (KA) Yakshgana, Bayalata, Huttari, Suggi, Dollu Kunitha, Karga, Lambi
Kerala (KL) Kathakali (Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohini-attam, Kaikottikali, Tappatikali, Kali Auttam
Madhya Pradesh (MP) Tertali, Charkula, Jawara, Matki Dance, Phulpati Dance, Grida Dance, Maanch, Gaur Maria Dance
Maharashtra (MH) Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasvtar or Bohada, Tamasha, Mauni, Powara, Gouricha, Koli
Manipur (MN) Manipuri (Classical), Thang Ta, Rakhl, Nat Rash, Maharash, Raukhat, Dhol Cholom
Meghalaya (ML) Laho, Baagla, Doregata, Shad Sukmysiem, Shad Nongkrem
Mizoram (MZ) Khanatam, Pakhupila, Cherokan
Nagaland (NL) Chong Lo / Sua Lua, Khaiva, Lim, Nuralim
Odisha (OR) Oddisi (Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau, Chadya Dandanata, Goti Pua
Punjab (PB) Bhangra, Giddha, Malwai Giddha, Jhumar, Karthi, Daff, Dhaman, Kikli,
Rajasthan (RJ) Ghoomar, Bhavai, Chakri,Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Panihari, Ginad
Sikkim (SK) Chu Faat Dance, Singhi Chham, Yak Chaam, Khukuri Naach, Maruni Dance, Chutkey Naach
Tamilnadu (TN) Bharatnatyam, Kummi, Kolattam, Kavadi, Mayil Attam, Paampuattam, Oyilattam, Theru Koothu etc.
Tripura (TR) Bizu, Cheraw, Garia, Hozagiri, Hai-Hak, Labang, Wangala, Way(Lamp) Festival Dance
Uttarakhand (UT) Gadhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Rasila, Chappeli
Uttar Pradesh (UP) Nautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jinta
West Bengal (WB) Kalikapatadi, Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan
Lakshadweep (LD) Lava
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