SOCIAL FOLK DANCES

In this article, we have listed all the social folk dances performed in India. Exams like SSC CGL,IBPS PO and Clerk may contain a question on Dance forms. So, here is the list of all.

Social folk Dances are performed with kiths and kins in family functions, Birth celebration, Marriage etc.

 

DANCE FORM GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OCCASION
Chhapeli Kumauin(Uttarakhand) Engagement
Dhobiya Uttar Pradesh On the occasion of Marriage or Childbirth in dhobi community
Tushing Kinnori tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh To search life partner
Laddakhi Laddakh region of Jammu and Kashmir On arrival of bride
Kachhi Godhi Western areas of Rajasthan In wedding ceremonies
Charava Rajasthan On the occasion of childbirth
Joria Bheel tribal of Rajasthan Wedding Ceremonies
Naktaura Uttar Pradesh Wedding Ceremonies
Kanra Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Wedding Ceremonies
Ghoomar Rajasthan Family Functions
Kaksar Aboojh Maria tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh To choose life partner
Gaj Nach Dhangar tribal areas of Maharashtra On fulfilment of wishes dance is performed during prayer in temple
Hudo Taranetar village of Saurashtra Gujarat In fares organised to choose life partner
Paika Munda tribal area of Bihar Wedding ceremonies and dussehara

 

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