The most popular dances of Jharkhand include ‘Jhumar’,
‘Paika’, ‘Chau’, ‘Agni’, ‘Santhal’, ‘Nachni’, ‘Jamda’,
‘Ghatwari’, ‘Natwa’, ‘Choukara’, ‘Sohrai’, ‘Lurisayro’
and ‘Matha’. Some of the important dance forms which
are practiced in Jharkhand include:
In the Rig Veda, Agni was described as the god of fire. The
Agni dance is considered as the religious dance of
Jharkhand, which is usually performed on the occasion of
‘Bipu’ or ‘Manda’ worship.
This folk dance that is performed at the time of the harvest
season. This dance is generally performed in a circle by
dancers who wear very colourful costumes.
This is a dance that is performed by the males during Holi.
This is a group dance performed by Santhal tribes.