India is popularly known for its rich culture. Indian culture is a treasury of various dance forms includes classical dances and folk dances. Indian dances are famous worldwide and a lot of foreigners come to India to learn Indian dance styles. Kathakali is the major form of classical dance in India and it is originated from Kerala. Keep scrolling to know the Indian dances form.
Indian Dances (Classical Dances)
There are 8 types of classical dances in India which are recognized by Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Ministry of Culture. The Bharatnatyam is the oldest classical dance of India and an integral part of Indian Culture. Classical Dance is the best way to tell the story of ancient times through the dance. Here is the list of all classical dances of India along with the state.
Folk Dances of India
Folk dances are traditional dances which are performed to express joy and happiness. This type of dances also explores the cultural activity of the landscape of India. In this article, we have provided a complete list of Indian dances (Folk) and categorized state-wise.
|Andhra Pradesh||Kuchipudi, Ottam Thedal, Veedhi Natakam, Ghantamardala|
|Assam||Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Kaligopal, Maharas, Bagurumba, Canoe, Khel Gopal, Jhumura Hobjanai|
|Bihar||Jata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Sama-Chakwa, Bidesia, Panwariya|
|Gujarat||Garba, Dandiya Ras, Bhavai, Tippani Jurium|
Jhumar, Phag, Dhamal, Daph, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor
|Himachal Pradesh||Jhora, chharhi, Jhali, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangia|
|Jammu and Kashmir|| |
Rauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach, Damali
|Karnataka||Yakshagan, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi|
|Kerala||Ottam Thulal, Kaikottikali|
|Maharashtra||Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Dahikala Dasavtar or powada, Gafa|
|Odisha||Odissi, Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau|
|West Bengal||Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra. baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan|
|Punjab||Bhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand, Naqual|
|Rajasthan||Ghumar, Chakri, ganagor, Jhuma, Jhulan Leela, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbeliya|
|Tamilnadu||Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi|
|Uttar Pradesh||Nautanki, Raslila, Jhora, Kajri, chappeli, Jaita|
|Uttarakhand||Garhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli|
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