Indian Folk Dances

 Sr.No. State Folk Dances
 1 Andhra Pradesh 1.Lmbodi 2. Dhamal 3. Bathakamma 4.Dappu 5.Gobbi 6.Vidhyan 7.Dandaria 8. Mathuri 9.Changu
 2 Goa 1.Fugdi -Group dance of women 2.Dhangar -dance of Shepherd community in NW Goa 3.Dhalu -also women dance on Moonlit night 4.Dekhni for Devdasi christian Girls 5. Ghode dance
 3 Assam 1.Bihu -for both boys and girls 2. Bagurumba -Performed by Bodos 3. Chah Baganar Jumur Nach - This is for Tear Gardens
 4 Punjab 1.Bhangra 2.Giddha 3. Dhamal 4. Kekli - Women Folk Dance 5. Gatka 6. Luddi 7. Julli 8. Jhumar
 5 Orissa 1. Changu 2. Dasakathia 3. Ghanta Patua 4. Kela Keluni 5. Sakhi Nata 6. Ghumura dance 7. Ruk Mar Nacha(Chhau Dance) 8. Goti Pua - Boys dance dressup as girls 9. Nachi dance- For only female 10. Odissi
 6 Gujarat 1. Garba Raas
 7 Rajasthan 1. Kacchi Ghodhi 2. Terahtali 3. Geendad 4. Ghoomar (Rajput Community) 5. Kalbelia- performed by women of Kalbelia Community 5. Chari dance 6. Fire dance by Banjara
 8 Tamilnadu 1. Kavadi 2. Karagam 3. Therukoothy 4. Bommalattam 5. Poikal Kudiraiattam 6. Puliyattam dance- Dance Forms a play of the Tiger 7. Oyilattam - Dance of a Grace for man 8. Paampuattam or Snake Dance - Performed by young girls dressed like a Snake 9. Mayilattam or Peacock dance by girls dressed as Peacock 10. Kolattam 11. Kummi - For Women 12. Karagattam or Karagam 13. Devarattam - Known as a Dance of the God- Performed during festivals marriages and other social functions 14. Kamandi or Kamanpandigai
 9 Karnataka 1. Yaksha Gana
 10 Jharkhanand 1. Karma Munda
 11 Chhattisgarh 1. Panthi
 12 Arunachal Pradesh 1. Bardo-Chham
 13 Lakshyadweep 1. Lava
 14 Madhya Pradesh 1. Jawara 2. Churkula Tertali
 15 Maharashtra 1. Pavri Nach 2. Lavril 3. Koli 4. Dhangari Gaja 5. Tamasha Dindi
 16 West Bengal 1. Gambhira(in Maldah) 2. Kalika Patadi(in Hawrah) 3. Nachi(for female) 4. Alkap(in Maldah & Murshidabad) 5. Domni (in Maldah) 6. Kushan (folk theater of westbengal) 7. Chhau dance - This is Mask Dance famous in Purulia District 8. Rava dance - Performed mainly by Rava Women 9. Jatra dance 10. Brita dance - For women who are unable to give Birth to Child 11. Santhal dance 12. Tusu dance- Group Dance both men & women
 17 Bihar 1. Jhijhian(During total draought) 2. Nat Natin(Northern Bihar), Mithila & Koshi-Perfarmed by Pair of Men & Women 3. Kajari-song of Rainy Season beginning of the Shravan month 4. Sohar-Khilouna dance- Birth ceramony of the child-Ladies sings the Sohar 5. Holi dance- Pratham Chaitra Mass- Performed in group with full joy & they dance with Dholak, Jhal-Manjeera 6. Jhumeri (in Kartik Month)- Mainly for Married Women 7. Harvesting Dance by villagers (Men & Women), Symbol of good crop 8. Paika dance- Performed with shield & Sword 9. Bidesia dance- in this dance male performed the part of Female charactor with Dhoti & Trouser
 18 Kerala 1. Kakkarissi Kali - Group dance 2. Dappu Kali- Group dance (Dappu is the name of instrument used for this dance) 3. Sarpam Thullal 4. Kaavadiyattom 5. Bhadrakali Thullal 6. Velakali (Nair Community) 7. Thiyyattu dance - Performed only in Bhadrakali Temple 8. Kolam Thullal - By village people to get rid of the troubles & pains due to evil spirits 9. Thumpi Thullal - only by women during Onam Festival 10. Kummi dance - only by women 11. Kaduva Kali - is also known as Puli Kali, in the dress of Tigers 12. Thirayattom (Kavus & Central Malabar Area) 13. Kummatti dance - This is Mask Dance famous in southern region of Malabar
 19 Kashmir 1. Bhana Jashna - Performed by 10-15 Artist in traditional style with Surnai (Shehnai), Big Dhol, Nagara & Pesharo 2. Dumhal dance - by men only 3. Kud Dance - during rainy season.
 20 Utter Pradesh 1.Rasila 2.Khyal 3.Nautanki 4.Naqal 5.Svanga 6.Ramlila 7.Swang 8.Dadra 9.Charkhla Dance
 21 Andaman & Nicobar Island Nicobarese Dance dedicated to the departed head of the family.
 22 Himachal Pradesh 1.Kinnauri Nati2.Namgen
 23 Mizoram 1. Cheraw Dance
 24 Nagaland 1. Chang Lo or Sua Lua - Performed after victory over enemies.
 25 Pondicherry 1. Gardi dance - Wear iron rings on their legs (10 numbers each on each leg)
 26 Tripura 1. Hojagiri - Reang community of Tripura - Performed by girls.

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