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States and Dance in India and its Importance

The diversity of Indian culture is not out of sight from the rest of the world. The great celebration of the festivals, the traditions, and rituals, the delicious food all invites the tourists from all around the world. Let us tell you the traditional story of one of the richest traditions of India through the dance culture of India. Dance is India is much more than ordinary body movements. Please find below is the list of states and dance in India.

The list of states and Dance in India is very important as from the previous competitive papers we can see that many questions are being asked from this list of states and dance in India topic.

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Here is the List of various State and dance in India which help in various examinations like UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Bank Exams etc.

List of States and Dance in India

StateFolk Dances
Andhra PradeshKuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Andhra Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam, Butta Bommalu,Kuchipudi
AssamBihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Tabal Chongli, Canoe, Jhumura HobjanaiSattriya
BiharJata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama Chakwa, Bidesia,Bidesia, Jat-Jatin, Jhijhia, Jumari, Kajari,
Sohar-Khilouna, Fagua, Domkach, Paika
GujaratGarba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai,Garba
HaryanaJhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor,Ras Leela, Dhamal , Manjira, Ghoomar,
Dhamal, Phag
Himachal PradeshJhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi,The Kullu Natti, Thoda, Dandras,
Ghuregi
Jammu and KashmirRauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach, Damali,Kud, Dumhal, Rouf, Bhand Pather,
Bachha Nagma, Hafiza, Bhand Jashan,
Wuegi-Nachun
KarnatakaYakshagan, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi,Yakshagana, Bayalata, Kunitha, Kodagu,Bolak-aat, Simha Nutrya, Dollu Kunitha,
Veeragase
KeralaKathakali (Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikali,Kathakali,
Mohiniyattam
MaharashtraLavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar or Bohada,Dhangari Gaja, Dindi and Kala, Lavani,
Tamasha
OdishaOdissi (Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau,Odissi
West BengalKathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan,Chhau 
PunjabBhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand, Naqual,Bhangra, Giddha, Jhumar, Luddi,
Dankara
RajasthanGhumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbeliya,Ghoomar, Kalbeliya, Kathputli, Bhopa,
Chang, Teratali, Ghindr, Kachchhighori,
Tejaji
Tamil NaduBharatanatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi,Bharatanatyam
Uttar PradeshNautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita,Kathak 
UttarakhandGarhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli,Barada Nati, Bhotiya, Chancheri,
Chhapeli, Choliya Dance
GoaTarangamel, Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode, Modni, Samayi nrutya, Jagar, Ranmale, Gonph, Tonnya mell,Dalo, Diwli Nach, Ghode Modni, Goff,
Mando
Madhya PradeshJawara, Matki, Aada, Khada Nach, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni, Maanch,Matki, Gangaur, Badhai, Baredi,
Naurata, Ahirai, Bhagoria
ChhatisgarhGaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Kapalik, Bharthari Charit, Chandaini,Pandwani, Raut Nacha, Sua Nacha,
Panthi, Karma
JharkhandAlkap, Karma Munda, Agni, Jhumar, Janani Jhumar, Mardana Jhumar, Paika, Phagua,Hunta Dance, Mundari Dance, Sarhul, Barao, Jhitka, Danga, Domkach, Ghora Naach,Karma
Arunachal PradeshBuiya, Chalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki, Ponung, Popir, Bardo Chham,Lion and Peacock dance, Chalo, Popir,
Bardo Chham, Aji Lamu
ManipurDol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom, Khamba Thaibi, Nupa Dance, Raslila, Khubak Ishei, Lhou  Sha,Manipuri dance
(or) Jagoi 
MeghalayaKa Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem, Laho,
MizoramCheraw Dance, Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Chawnglaizawn, Zangtalam, Par Lam, Sarlamkai/Solakia, Tlanglam,Khuallam, Cheraw(Bamboo Dance),
Sarlamkai/Solakia
Nagaland
Modse, Agurshikukula, Butterfly Dance, Aaluyattu, Sadal Kekai, Changai Dance, Kuki Dance, Leshalaptu, Khamba Lim, Mayur Dance, Monyoasho, Rengma, Seecha and Kukui Kucho, Shankai and Moyashai 
TripuraHojagiri,Bizu , Lebang Boomani, Garia, Hai Hak,
Jhum, Sangrai – Mog
SikkimChu Faat Dance, Sikmari, Singhi Chaam or the Snow Lion Dance, Yak Chaam, Denzong Gnenha, Tashi Yangku Dance, Khukuri Naach, Chutkey Naach, Maruni Dance,Chu Faat , Singhi Chaam, Yak Chaam,
Tashi Yangku, Khukuri Naach, Maruni
LakshadweepLava, Kolkali, Parichakali,Lava


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