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Folk Dances of India



Folk DanceDetails
ChhauMask dance with vigorous movements that narrate mythological stories. Chhau is performed in Odisa, West bengal and Jharkhand. In 2011 it was added to UNESCO list of intangible heritage items.
GarbaPopular in gujarat and it is held at the time of Navratra.
Dandiya raasIt represents the mock fight between durga and mahishasura
TarangmelFolk dance of Goa that is performed during dussera and holi.
Ghumar Performed by bhil women of rajasthan
KalbeliaPerformed by kalbeli women of rajasthan. In 2011 it was added to UNESCO list of intangible heritage items.
CharbaPopular folk dance of himachal pradesh
BhangraHighly energetic folk dance of punjab.
RaslilaPopular folk dance of Uttar pradesh
DadraSemi classical form of dance popular in Uttar pradesh
JawaraHarvest dance popular in bundelkhand region of Madhya pradesh
Rangma / Bamboo danceWar dance of Nagas
BihuPopular folk dance of Assam
Gaur MariaImportant ritualistic dance form of Bison horn maria tribes
Thang TaMartial dance in manipur.


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