Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Indian States and their Folk dances:

India is a land of diversities. Various climatic conditions have made India a diverse country. In all spheres of Indian life diversities are clearly visible. These diversities have made the Indian culture a unique one. Like all other aspects of life, the dance forms of India are also varied and different. There are many types of dance forms in India, from those which are deeply religious in content to those which are performed on small occasions.

The Indian dances are broadly divided into Classical dances and folk dances. The Classical dances of India are usually spiritual in content. Though the folk dances of India are also spiritual and religious in content but the main force behind the folk dances of India is the celebratory mood. Dances are a form of coherent expression of human feelings. Like the Indian culture, Indian classical dances are equally diverse in nature. There are numerous classical dance forms in India and innumerable folk dances. Each dance form can be traced to different parts of the country. Each form represents the culture and ethos of a particular region or a group of people

In ancient India, there were no dedicated auditorium halls or theaters, and dance was usually a functional activity dedicated to worship, entertainment or leisure. Dancers usually performed in temples, on festive occasions and seasonal harvests. Dance was performed on a regular basis before deities as a form of worship. Even in modern India, deities are invoked through religious folk dance forms from ancient times


 Indian States and their Folk dances:

1. Andhra Pradesh: Kuchipudi, Ghantamardala, Kolattam, Veedhi-Bhagavatham
2. Arunachal Pradesh : Bardo chham
3. Assam : Bihu, Oja pali, Bagurumba, Ali ali ligang, jumur Nach
4. Bihar : Jata-jatin, Bidesia, Purbi, Faguna
5. Chhatisgarh : Panthi, Raut Nacha
6. Gujarat : Garba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani juriun, Bhaval, Padhar, Rasila
7. Haryana : Swang
8. Himachal Pradesh : Luddi dance, Munzra,Kinnauri Nati,Namgen
9. Jammu and Kashmir : Hikat, Rauf, Chakri, Dumhal
10. Karnataka : Yakshagana, Suggi, Bayalata, Dollu Kunita, Veeragase, Kaamsaale, Huli Vesha kunitha,Bhoothaaradhane, Pooja kunitha, Nagamandala, Krishna Paarijatha, Devara thatte kunitha, suggi kunitha, pata kunitha, Gorava kunitha
11. Kerala : Kathakali, Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikalai, Padayani
12. Madhya Pradesh : Tertali, Charkula, Jawara, Matki dance, Phulpatti dance, Grida dance,Maanch
13. Maharashtra : Tamasha, Lavani, Dahi Kala, Lezim, Pavri Nach, koli
14. Manipur : Manipuri, Maha Rasa, Lai Haroba, Thang ta, Dhol Cholom
15. Mizoram : Chiraw (Bamboo Dance )
16. Odisha : Odissi, Bhaka Wata, Dandante, Gumura Dance,Ruk Mar Nacha, Goti Puja,Nacni,Baagh naach, Dalkhai, Dhap,Karma, Naach, Keisabadi
17. Punjab : Bhangra, Gidda, Jhumar, Karthi, Sammi, Malwai Giddha, Kikkli,Dandass, Ludi, jindua
18. Rajasthan: Ghoomar, Kalbelia, Kayal, Julan Leela, Chamar gindad, Bhavai, Tere tali, Chirami, gair
19. Tamil Nadu : Bharatanatyam, Devarattam, Kummi, Puliyattam, Kaman Pandigai, Kolattam, Karagam, Mayli Attam, Paampu attam, oyilattam, Poikal Kudlrai Attam, Bommalattam, Theru Koothu
20. Uttar Pradesh: Kathak, Nautanki, Kajri
21. West Bengal: Chau, Jatra, Kathi, Gambhira, Kalikapatadi, nacni, Alkap, Domni
22. Goa: Mando, koli
23. Lakshadweep: - Lava
24. Nagaland: - Chang Lo or Sua lua
25. Pondicherry: - Garadi
26. Sikkim: - Singhi Chham
27. Tripura: - Hojagiri

5 comments:

  1. Hi there! Appreciate your efforts of displaying the vibrant art forms of various Indian states.
    But I felt you have left out certain dance forms in various states especially Karnataka.
    Karmataka has Bharathanaatya, Dolli Kunitha, Yakshagaana, Veeragase, Kamsaale, Huli vesha kunitha, Bhoothaaradhane, Pooja kunitha, Nagamandala, Krishna paarijatha, Devara thatte kunitha , Suggi kunitha, pata kunitha,Gorava kunitha and probably a few more.
    Would have been really nice to see most of these in the blog!!

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  2. Thankyou so much for your feedback.. sure we will add more.

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  3. Sir, we have amended...Thanks for your suggestion

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  4. and thanks for your feedback we are planning to post more......

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