Folk Dances

A folk dance is a dance developed by people that reflect the life of the common people of a certain country or region. In India, we can find various folk dances across the length and breadth of the country. On many festive occasions and celebrations, these dances are performed

Some of the famous folk dances of India across various states are mentioned below:

State Folk dances
Andhra Pradesh Bhamakalpam and Kolattam
Arunachal PradeshWancho
AssamBihu, Naga dance
BiharJata-jatin
ChhattisgarhGaur Maria, Kapalik
GujaratGarba, Dandiya Raas and Bhavai
GoaTarangamel, Koli
HaryanaJhumar, Phag
Himachal PradeshJhora, Dhaman
Jammu & KashmirKud Dandi Nach
JharkhandAgni, Jhumar
KarnatakaYakshagana, Karga
KeralaOttam Thullal
MaharashtraLavani, Koli
Madhya PradeshJawara, Matki
ManipurThang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom
MeghalayaNongkrem
MizoramZangtalam, Chailam
NagalandBamboo Dance, Rangma
OdishaSavari, Ghumara
PunjabBhangra, Giddha
RajasthanGhumar, Kalbelia
Tamil NaduKumi, Kolattam, Kavadi
UPNautanki, Raslila
UttarakhandGarhwali, Kumayuni