India is diverse and you can find this diversity in any region within a short distance. The dances of India vary according to their culture, religion, and state.
Indian dances date back more than 5000 years ago. This fact is illustrated by a 2nd century BC dancing girl figure found in Mohanjodaro's ruins. You can check online for more results related to different Indian dance styles.
The main three Hindu deities, Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, and Maa Kali are also illustrative of dancing. These dance forms are an integral part of Indian life.
Indian Dance Forms:
Dance is essentially a visual and physical presentation. It includes many facial expressions, postures, and gestures. There are many dance styles in India, including classical, folk, and modern. The Indian classical dance form is the most important.
Indian Classical Dance: India's classical dances date back as far as 400 BC. These dates are from the time of Natya Shastra, Bharat Muni. Natya Shastra is the most important source for inculcating dance standards.
Bharatnatyam, Kathak -Uttar Pradesh, Manipuri-Manipur, Kuchipudi -Andhra Pradesh, Odissi (“Orrisa”), Mohini Attam (“Kerala”), and Kathakali (“Kerala”) are the most popular classical Indian dances.
Bharatnatyam, India's most popular dance form, is also known as Kathak (Uttar Pradesh), Manipuri (Manipur), Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh), Odissi(Orrisa), Mohini Attam and Kathakali (Kerala), Kutiyattam in Kerala). It is considered the national dance of India. This dance form is influenced by the sculptures from the ancient Chidambaram temple.
There are hundreds of Indian folk dances. Some of the most popular include Bhangra (Punjab), Bihu, Chah Baganar Jamur Nach (“Assam”), Chah Baganar Jamur Nach (“Assam”), and Garba (Gujrat).