Classical and Folk Dance in India : List for GK

A List of Classical and Folk Dance in India, important for Competitive Exams are provided below. The PDF of Classical and Folk Dance in India, full list also provided for free download from the google drive link provided at the end of this post.

The Static General Knowledge questions of Indian Culture are asked in every examinations. It is necessary to remember all the classic and folk dance of India to secure better marks in competitive Exams.

S. NoStateClassical DanceFolk Dance
1Andhra PradeshKuchipudiKolattam, Dhimsa, Veeranatyam, Veedhi Natakam, Burrakatha, Ghanta Mardala
2AssamSattriya, BihuOjapali, Bihu, Ankia Naat, Jhumur Naach, Bayurumba, Ali Ai Ligang, Khel Gopal, Rakhal Lila, Tabal Chongli, Canoe
3Arunachal Pradesh –Lion and peacock dance, Cardo chham, Aji lamu.
4BiharChanJata jatin, Bikhari, Jadur, Chhau, kathaputli, Bakho, Jhijhiya, Samochakwa, Karma, Jatra, Natna
5Chhattisgarh –Panthi, Raut Nacha.
6GujaratGarbaDandiya Rass, Garba, Bhavi, Tippani, Gomph
7Goa– Fugdi, Tarangamel, Dhala, Dekhni(Going to be Classical recognised), Dhangar
8Haryana– Saang, Khoria, Gugga Dance, Teej, Phag, Jhumar, Ras Leela, Phag dance, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gagor
9PunjabBhangarLuddi, Pandass, Kikkli, Giddha (Women), Bhangra (Men) (Going to be Classical recognised)
10Jammu and Kashmir– Hikat, Rouf, Kud, Dumhal
11Jharkhand– Karma or Munda
12KeralaKathakali, MohiniyattamChakyar koothu, Kaikottikali, Mudiyettu, Krishnaaattam, Thullal, Thirayattam, Kaliyattam, Thappatikkali
13KarnatakaHatlariBayalata, Dollu Kunitha, Veeragaase, Yakshagana (Going to be Classical recognised), Huttari, Suggi Kunitha
14Madhya PradeshKarmaTeratali, Charkula, Jawara, Matki, Maanch, Grida Dance.
15MizoramKhantumm BambooCheraw Dance (Bamboo Dance)
16ManipurManipuriDhol Cholom, Thang Ta (form of martial art)
17Maharashtra –Tamasha, Pavri Nah, Lavani, Mauni, Dasavtar, Gafa, Dahikala, Kathakeertan, Lezin, Dandaniya
18OdishaOdissi, ChanGhumura Dance, Chhau Dance, Baagh Naach(Tiger Dance), Dalkhai, Karma Naach, Chadya Dandanata
19Puducherry– Garadi
20Rajasthan –Kalbelia, Bhavai, Kach hi Ghodi, Ghoomar, Ginad, Chakri, Gangore, Terahttal, Kayal, Jhulan, Leela, Jhumaa, Suisini
21Tamil NaduBharathanatyamKavadi, Devarattum, Kummi, Kollatum, Karagattam, Mayilattum, Paambattum, Puliyattum, Poikal kudirai, Bommalattum, Therukoothu.
22Tripura– Hojagiri, Goria, Labang Boomani.
23Sikkim– Singhi Chham, Yak Chaam, Rechungma.
24Telangana –Perini Thandavam, Dappu, Lambadi.
25Himachal PradeshNatiKinnauri Nati, Namgen, Jhora, Jhali, Dangli, Mahasu, Jadda, Jhainta, Chharhi
26Nagaland –Chang Lo or Sua Lua
27UttarakhandGarwaliChholiya, Thali Jadda, Jhainta
28Uttar PradeshKathak, ChanRasiya, Swang, Nautanki, Naqual, Thora, Chappeli, Raslila, Kajri
29West Bengal –Chhau, Gambhira, Kalikapatadi, Alkap, Baul Kirtan, Jatra, Lama

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