Folk Dances of Rajasthan:RAS/RTS Mains updated syllabus

Folk Dances of Rajasthan

  1. Ghoomar Dance:- is a traditional as well as an enthusiastic folk dance of Rajasthan. Ghoomar or Ghumar was basically developed by the Bhil tribe and was adopted by other Rajasthani communities. The Ghoomar dance is a particularly a women’s dance and performed by the women for exclusively ladies gatherings. Ghoomar dance is performed by groups of women moving in a circular fashion and in swirling robes accompanied by men and women singing together.
  2. Kachi Ghori Dance:- This folk dance originated from the bandit regions of Shekhawati and is generally performed for the entertainment of the bridegroom’s party.This dance is performed by mens on dummy horses. Men wear elaborate costumes- red turbans and dhotis and kurtas, embellished with brilliant mirror-work and ride the dummy horses. These dancers move rhythmically to the beating of drums and fifes by holding a naked sword on theie hand while a singer narrates the exploits of the Bavaria bandits of Shekhawati region hrough his song.
  3. Gair Dance
  4. Panihari Dance
  5. Sekhawati’s Geendada Dance
  6. Chang Dance
  7. Dandiya Dance
  8. Dhol Dance
  9. Bum Dance
  10. Tera Taali Dance
  11. Chari Dance

Folk Dances of Nomadic Tribe:-

  1. Kalbeliya Dance
  2. Shankaria Dance
  3. Panihari Dance
  4. Idoni Dance
  5. Sankhiyas Dance
  6. Banjara Dance
  7. Bagariya Dance
  8. Bhawai Dance