Folk Dances of Goa

Ghode Modni: Ghode Modni is a dummy horse presentation, where the dancers, attired gorgeously and armed with swords, recapitulate the valour and deeds of the Goan warriors of olden days. Mando: Mando is another folk dance of Goa. Samai Dance​: Samai Dance is performed...

Folk Dances of Jharkhand

  The most popular folk dances of Jharkhand include ‘Jhumar’, ‘Paika’, ‘Chau’, ‘Agni’, ‘Santhal’, ‘Nachni’, ‘Jamda’, ‘Ghatwari’, ‘Natwa’, ‘Choukara’, ‘Sohrai’, ‘Lurisayro’ and ‘Matha’. Agni: Agni is a religious dance, which is usually performed on the occasion of...

Folk Dances of Chhattisgarh

  There are numerous tribal dance forms in Chhattisgarh, which include the ‘Dandari’, ‘Gendi’, ‘Bhagoriya’, ‘Saila’, ‘Karma’, ‘Panthi’, ‘Damkach’ and ‘Nacha’ among many others.   Saila: Saila dance is performed with wooden sticks or poles. The dances are...

Folk Dances of Haryana

Dhamal or Daph: Dhamal or Daph is performed during the sowing season and is notable for the sounds of pounding feet and beating of ‘daffs’. Khoria: Khoria is performed by women at weddings. It resembles the Ghoomar dance of Rajasthan. Lahoor: Lahoor is generally...

Folk Dances of Jammu & Kashmir

Dumhal: Dumhal (Ras Dhamali) dance is performed by ‘Wattal’ tribes. Hikat​: Hikat is a harvest and spring dance performed by girls and boys in pairs and groups.    Kud ​: Kud dance is typical of the Jammu region in which the dancers exhibit swaying, sinuous...

Folk Dances of Assam

Bihu: The ‘Bihu’ is the most widespread folk dance of Assam, which is part of the harvest festival of Bihu (mid-April). The participants are young men and girls, who dance together, without mixing of the sexes. Chaudang Hussari​: Chaudang Hussari is a group dance of...
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