Different States and their Folk Dances, Study Notes, Material - All Teaching Exams

By Ashish Kumar|Updated : October 9th, 2022

Candidates can check the list of the Folk Dances performed in different states of India.

  • Bharatanatyam, Tamil Nadu (Southern India)
  • Manipuri Dance, Manipur (North-eastern India)
  • Kathak (Northern India)
  • Odissi Dance, Orissa (Eastern India)
  • Kathakali
  • Mohiniattam
  • Kuchipudi (Southern India)
  • Chhau (Eastern India)

In this article, we should read related to the Different States and their Folk Dances, Important for the DSSSB PRT & TGT exam.

Andhra Pradesh

  • Kuchipudi
  • Kolattam

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Bardo Chham

Assam

  • Bihu dance
  • Jhumur Naach
  • Bagurumba
  • Ali Ai Ligang

Jharkhand

  • Karma/Munda

Chhattisgarh

  • Panthi
  • Raut Nacha
  • Gaur Maria Dance

Goa

  • Tarangamel
  • Dashavatara
  • Dekhni
  • Dhalo
  • Dhangar
  • Fugdi
  • Ghodemodni
  • Goff
  • Jagar
  • Kunbi
  • Mando
  • Musal Khel
  • Perni Jagar
  • Ranamale
  • Romta Mel
  • Divlyan Nach (Lamp dance)
  • Veerabhadra
  • Morulo
  • Tonayamel

Gujarat

  • Garba
  • Raas
  • Tippani Dance

Himachal Pradesh

  • Kinnauri Nati
  • Namgen

Haryana

  • Saang
  • Chhathi Dance
  • Khoria Dance
  • Ras Leela
  • Dhamal Dance
  • Ghoomar
  • Jhumar Dance
  • Loor Dance
  • Gugga Dance
  • Teej Dance
  • Phag dance
  • Chaupaiya

Karnataka

  • Yakshagana
  • Bayalata
  • Dollu Kunitha
  • Veeragaase dance

Jammu and Kashmir

  • Kud
  • Dumhal

Kerala

  • Mohiniyattam
  • Kathakali
  • Thirayattam
  • Theyyam
  • Thullal
  • Koodiyattam
  • Duffmuttu or Aravanmuttu
  • Oppana
  • Kaikottikali or Thiruvathirakali
  • Margamkali
  • Thitambu Nritham
  • Chakyar Koothu
  • Chavittu Nadakam

Madhya Pradesh

  • Tertali
  • Charkula
  • Jawara
  • Matki Dance
  • Phulpati Dance
  • Grida Dance
  • Maanch

Maharashtra

  • Pavri Nach
  • Lavni
  • Dhangri Gaja
  • Povadas
  • Koli
  • Tamasha
  • Dindi
  • Kala
  • Dangi

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

Western Odisha

  • Baagh Naach or Tiger Dance
  • Dalkhai
  • Dhap
  • Ghumra
  • Karma Naach
  • Keisabadi

Puducherry

  • Garadi

Punjab

  • Bhangra
  • Giddha
  • Malwai Giddha
  • Jhumar
  • Karthi
  • Kikkli
  • Sammi
  • Dandass
  • Ludi
  • Jindua

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
  • Oyilattam
  • Puliyattam
  • Poikal Kudirai Attam
  • Bommalattam
  • Theru Koothu

Tripura

  • Hojagiri

West Bengal

  • Gambhira
  • Kalikapatadi
  • Nanci
  • Alkap
  • Domni
  • CHOW: CHOW belongs to PURULIA in West Bengal

Some other Major Folk Dances of India:

  • Ghoomar (Rajasthan, Haryana)
  • Koli (Maharashtra and Goa)
  • Padayani (Kerala)
  • Kathak (North India)
This article tends to be beneficial for the following exams - REETUPTETCTETSuper TETDSSSBKVS etc.
 
Suggested Books to Refer:

Serial No.Book NameAuthor Name
1.General Knowledge 2021Manohar Pandey
2.Lucent's General Knowledge
 R. P. Suman, Renu Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Vinay Karna, Manvendra Mukul
 
 
3.General Knowledge 2020Arihant Experts

Note: All the study notes are available in Hindi as well as the English language. Click on A/अ to change the language.

 

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