GK Notes on Indian Dance Forms for various Govt Exam and Practice Quiz

By Sachin Awasthi|Updated : May 16th, 2021

General Knowledge will play an important role in the upcoming SSC & Railways Exams 2020-21. In this article, we will cover classical dances, Folk dances, martial art, instruments with their famous personalities.

Do not forget to attempt a quiz on Dance forms of India!!

General Knowledge will play an important role in the upcoming SSC & Railways Exams 2020-21. In this article, we will cover classical dances, Folk dances, martial art, instruments with their famous personalities.
Do not forget to attempt a quiz on Dance forms of India!!

GK Notes on Indian Dance Forms for SSC & Railways Exam

Classical Dances Of India

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Dance

State

Famous Personalities

Bharatnatyam

Tamil nadu

Rukmani devi Arundale, Krisna murthy, Shovana Narayan  Sonal Mansingh, Vaijayantimala,  T Balakrishan, Padma Subramaniyam.

Kathak

Uttar Pradesh

Birju Maharaj, Shovana Narayan.

Kuchipudi

Andhra Pradesh

Mallika Sarabhai, Yamini Krishanmurthy, T Balasarswathi, Ragini Devi,G, sarala, Raja Reddy

Kathakali

Kerala

Mukunda Raja, Koppan Nair, Gopinath Karishan

Odissi

Odisha

Guuru Mayadhar Raut, Kelucharan Mohapatra

Manipuri

Manipur

Jhaver Sisters, Rita devi

Sattriya

Assam

Anwesa Mahanta

Mohiniyatta

Kerala

Kalyani Amma, Shanta Rao.

Folk Dances

State

Dance

Andhra Pradesh

Kuchipudi, Kolattam

Arunachal Pradesh

Bardo Chham

Assam

Bihu dance, Jhumur Naach

Jharkhand

Karma/Munda

Chhattisgarh

Panthi, Raut Nacha, Gaur Maria, Dekhni Dance

Goa

Koli, Dashavatara, Dekhni, Dhalo, Ghodemodni, Romta Mel, Divlyan Nach (Lamp dance)

Gujarat

Garba, Raas, Tippani Dance

Himachal Pradesh

Kinnauri Nati

Haryana

Saang, Ras Leela, Jhumar, Teej, Phag ,Dhamal

Karnataka

Yakshagana, Bayalata.

Kerala

Mohiniyattam, Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Thirayattam, Thitambu Nritham, Aravanmuttu, Padayani.

Madhya Pradesh

Jawara, Maanch, Grida, Tertali, Phulpati Dance, Matki Dance

Maharashtra

Lavni, Tamasha ,Dangi ,Pavri Nach ,Povadas ,Koli ,Dindi

Manipur

Thang Ta, Dhol cholom

Mizoram

Cheraw Dance

Nagaland

Chang Lo or Sua Lua.

Odisha

Ghumura Dance, Ruk Mar Nacha (& Chhau dance), Goti Pua, Nacni, Odissi, Baagh Naach or Tiger Dance, Dalkhai , Dhap, Ghumra

Punjab

Bhangra, Giddh , Jhumar, Karthi, Ludi

Rajasthan

Ghoomar, Kalbelia, Bhavai, Kachchhi Ghodi.

Sikkim

Singhi Chham

Tamil Nadu

 

Bharatanatyam, Kamandi or Kaman Pandigai, Devarattam, Kummi, Kolattam, Karagattam or Karagam, Mayil Attam or Peacock dance

Paampu attam or Snake Dance

Tripura

Hojagiri

Uttar Pradesh

Nautanki, Kathak, Chappeli, Raslila Dance

West Bengal

Gambhira, Nacni, Alkap, Domni, Chow

Gharanas

NAME

PLACE

FOUNDER

Gwalior

Gwalior

Nanthan Khan

Agra

Agra

Hajisujan Khan

Rangeela

Agra

Faiyyaz Khan

Jaipur Atroli

Jaipur

Alladiya Khan

Kiran

Avadh

Abdul wahid khan

Martial Art Form

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Gatka

Punjab

Paika

Orissa

Thang Ta

Manipur

Kalaripayattu

Kerala

Quiz on Dance Forms of India

Famous Musical Instruments and Their Exponents

Sitar

Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Shujaat khan, anuska shankar

Tabla

Ustad Shafat Ahmed Khan, Zakir Hussain , Latif Khan, Allah Rakha Khan

Flute

Pannalal Ghosh, Hari Prasad Chaurasia

Sarod

Ustad Amjad Ali khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Sharan Rani

Shehnai

Ustad Bismillah Khan, Daya Shankar

Violin

Dr. Smt. N. Rajan, L.Subramaniam

Veena

S.Balacharan, Gopal Karishan, Asad Ali

Santoor

Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Tarun Bhattacharya

Sarangi

Ustad Bendu Khan

Guitar

 Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

 

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