Folk Dances Of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is popular for its art and culture. There are many forms of folk dances from Rajasthan. The most popular folk dance of Rajasthan is Ghumar and Kalbelia which appeals to many tourists from throughout the world.

  1. Ghoomar- Ghoomar is the most popular folk dance of Rajasthani culture and developed by the Bhil Tribe. this dance is extensively performed by women in the swirl. It resembles the Garba of Gujrat. Ghoomar mainly performed on the occasion of wedding, Gangaur, etc.
Ghoomar: Rajasthan Folk Dance

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2. Kalbelia – Kalbelia is also a very famous folk dance across the globe. it is also known as Sapera Dance. It is mainly performed by the Kalbelia Tribe. In Kalbelia dance males plays instruments and females performs.

Kalbelia: Rajasthan Folk Dance

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3. Bhavai- Bhavai is one of the folk dance of Rajasthan it involves placing around seven to nine earthen pots or brass pitchers on the head and balancing on the narrow edge of the sword, glass bottle, glass pieces or spike. Readmore

Kalbelia: Rajasthan Folk Dance

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4. Gair- This folk dance of Rajasthan also belongs to the Bhil community. This is the dance which is performed by males and females in half swirl. This dance is basically done on the occasion of Holi and Janamastmi by carrying a long wood stick (Chadi )as a prop. Sometimes there is a stick in both the hands or in one hand men carry a stick and in another sword.

Gair: Rajasthan Folk Dance

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5. Kachhi ghodi- This folk dance of Rajasthan is originated from bandit regions of Shekhawati and mostly performed at the occasion of the wedding. Kachi ghodi name is derived from the mare and performed by the men ridding dummy mare (made up of wood etc. and embellished with mirror work) with swords in their hands on the beats of drums.

Gair: Rajasthan Folk Dance

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6. Terah tali- This is also one of the famous folk dance of Rajasthan and performed by women of Kamad tribe. Thirteen manjira (little brass disc) tied to various parts of the body strike by the artist who is performing Terah Tali by the manjira holding in the hands.

Gair: Rajasthan Folk Dance

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What are the other Folk Dances of Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is rich in culture. It’s various art forms are famous throughout the world and has become an attraction for tourists across the countries. There is a long list of folk dance of Rajasthan like Chari dance, tutia, thap chang dance, fire dance, gawari etc.

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