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Folk dances of Western India

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Kalbelia or Kabeliya is one of the most sensuous dance forms of Rajasthan, performed by a tribe of the same name.[1] They are famous for their dance which is an integral part of their culture. Both men and women in the tribe participate in this…

Fugdi is a Goan folk dance performed by the women in the Konkan region during Hindu religious festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Vrata or towards the end of other dances like Dhalo.

Garba is a form of dance which originated in the state of Gujarat in India. The name is derived from the Sanskrit term Garbha ("womb") and Deep ("a small earthenware lamp"). Many traditional garbas are performed around centrally lit lamp or a picture…

Dandiya Raas
Raas or Dandiya Raas is the traditional folk dance and is associated with scenes of Holi, and lila of Krishna and Radha at Vrindavan.

Considered to be “Community and female oriented” is a traditional dance from originating from north of India called Ghoomar. This “folk dance” is supposed to have been developed in the state of Rajasthan. Apparently this dance form is said to be…
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