General Knowledge - Indian Dances


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The following table enlists the major Indian dances with their respective geographic regions (states) −

State Dances
Andhra Pradesh Kuchipudi
Kolattam
Arunachal Pradesh Bardo Chham
Assam Bihu dance
Jhumur Naach
Bagurumba
Ali Ai Ligang
Bihar Kathaputli
Bhako
Jhijiya
Karma
Jat-Jatni Bidpada
Ramkhelia
Jharkhand Karma/Munda
Chhattisgarh Panthi
Raut Nacha
Gaur Maria Dance
Goa Dashavatara
Dekhni
Dhalo
Dhangar
Fugdi
Gujarat Garba
Dandiya Raas
Tippani Dance
Himachal Pradesh Kinnauri Nati
Namgen
Haryana Saang
Ras Leela
Jhumar Dance
Gugga Dance
Khoria Dance
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
Lavani
Manipur Thang Ta
Manipuri
Dhol Cholom
Mizoram Cheraw Dance
Nagaland Chang Lo or Sua Lua
Odisha Ghumura Dance
Ruk Mar Nacha (& Chhau dance)
Goti Pua
Nacnī
Odissi
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
Telangana Bathukamma
West Bengal Gambhira
Kalikapatadi
Nacnī
Alkap
Domni
Uttrakhand Chholiya
North India Kathak (Basically in Uttar Pradesh)


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