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Famous Dances in India

Dance has formed an integral part of India’s age old traditions. There are many varied forms of dances in India, each with its own particular and peculiar feature. These dances bring us both pride and delight.

Many dances started in temples, then in courts, villages and so on. But these dances were well preserved and now they form an integral part in our lives and provide us with lots of pleasure and happiness.

With Famous in India, you can learn more about the varied forms of the dances that are popular in India.
» Bhangra
Bhangra is a lively form of folk music and dance that originates from Punjab. People traditionally performed Bhangra when celebrating the harvest. more...
» Bharatanatyam
Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form of South India, said to be originated in Thanjavoor of Tamil Nadu. The name 'Bharatanatyam' is derived... more...
» Bihu
Bihu is the National Festival of Assam. Bihu is also used to imply Bihu dance...more...
» Chau Dance
Chau dance is form of tribal martial dance attributed to origins in Mayurbhanj and seen in the Indian states of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa.more...
» Dandiya Dance
Dandiya is the most important dance of Navratri evenings in Gujarat. An idolization of nari-shakti, the dandiya epitomizes the victory of good over evil.more...
» Dindi Dance
Dindi dance is a folk dance that is prevalent in Maharashtra. This dance is performed using a small drum called dindi, which is somewhat like the “Tamate”.more...
» Garba
Garba is a popular dance form of Gujarat. It is a circular form of dance performed by women on the Navaratri, Sharad Purnima, Vasant Panchami, Holi...more...
» Ghoomar Dance
Ghoomar is a traditional women's folk dance of Rajasthan, India, which was developed by the Bhil tribe and was adopted by the Rajputs.more...
» Gidda
The Gidda is a popular folk dance of the women in Punjab and is a way to exhibit teasing, fun, exuberance of the life in Punjab. This dance is equally energetic...more...
» Kathak
Kathak is an important classical dance form of India, and an increasingly popular theatre art form of the world. The word Kathak is derived from katha, meaning "storytelling."more...
» Kathakali
Kathakali is a form of Indian dance drama. It originated in the Southern Indian state of Kerala during the late 16th century. The literal meaning of Kathakali is 'story dance'.more...
» Kuchipudi
Kuchipudi is the classical dance form from the South-East Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its graceful movements and its strong narrative and dramatic character.more...
» Lavani/Tamasha
Tamasha is a form of theatre, which came into existence in the early 16th century in Maharashtra, which includes the love songs i.e. `Lavanis` due to which...more...
» Manipuri
Manipuri dance is one of the major Indian classical dance forms. It originates from Manipur, a state in north-eastern India on the border with Myanmar.more...
» Mohini Attam
Mohini attam or Mohiniyattam is a traditional dance from South India, specifically from the state of Kerala in India. The dance is characterised by being a solo recital by women...more...
» Odissi
Odissi dance is the typical classical dance form of Orissa and has its origin in the temples. Odissi dance deals largely with the love theme of Radha and Krishna.more...
 
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