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Siddhi Dhamal Folk Dance From Gujarat at LokRang Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Siddhi Dhamal Folk Dance From Gujarat at LokRang Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

23rd International 10 days Lokrang Festival Makes a Comeback at Jaipur after Three Years.

Lokrang Festival of Folk Dance was inaugurated on Saturday 11th Oct 2019 at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. The festival will last for 10 days till 20th Oct 2019. The Daily performances will start at 7 in the evening and will last for approx 2hr. Up till now the event had free entry but this year 30Rs has been charged on day to day basis as entry ticket. Some of the Performances are just great but some are Disastrous also. But overall it’s worth your time and must watch if you like Folk dances and stuff.


Below are few Pics to Give you Idea of LokRang Festival 2019.
Siddhi Dhamal Folk Dance From Gujarat
Siddhi Dhamal Folk Dance From Gujarat 

Langa Manganiyar by Ghazi Khan from Rajasthan
Langa Manganiyar by Ghazi Khan from Rajasthan

Langa Manganiyar by Ghazi Khan from Rajasthan
Langa Manganiyar by Ghazi Khan from Rajasthan

Rathwa Folk Dance from Gujarat
Rathwa Folk Dance from Gujarat

Rathwa Folk Dance from Gujarat
Rathwa Folk Dance from Gujarat

Rathwa Folk Dance from Gujarat
Rathwa Folk Dance from Gujarat

Rauf Folk Dance from Kashmir
Rauf Folk Dance from Kashmir

Natua Folk Dance From West Bengal
Natua Folk Dance From West Bengal 
Kathak Dance Fusion With Kalbeliya Folk Dance by Meha Jha Kasliwal & Group from Rajasthan
Kathak Dance Fusion With Kalbeliya Folk Dance by Meha Jha Kasliwal & Group from Rajasthan

Kathak by Meha Jha Kasliwal & Group from Rajasthan
Kathak Dance Fusion With Kalbeliya Folk Dance by Meha Jha Kasliwal & Group from Rajasthan

Karwanuvesh Folk Dance from Gujarat
Karwanuvesh Folk Dance from Gujarat

Ghoomar Folk Dance from Haryana
Ghoomar Folk Dance from Haryana

Kalbeliya Folk Dance From Rajasthan
Kalbeliya Folk Dance From Rajasthan

Bhediya Folk Dance From Uttar Pradesh
Bhediya Folk Dance From Uttar Pradesh

Pung Cholom Folk Dance From Manipur
Pung Cholom Folk Dance From Manipur

Bhangra Folk Dance From Punjab
Bhangra Folk Dance From Punjab

Panthi Folk Dance From Chhattisgarh
Panthi Folk Dance From Chhattisgarh

Badhai Folk Dance From Madhya Pradesh
Badhai Folk Dance From Madhya Pradesh

Badhai Folk Dance From Madhya Pradesh
Badhai Folk Dance From Madhya Pradesh


Lokrang 2014 Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur
Lokrang 2014 Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
21st Lokrang Started from 9th Oct 2014 with the performances of more than 150 Dancers and Musicians. It is a 11 day yearly festival which take place at Jawahar Kala Kendra. This year More than 1200 Performers from 26 states will participate and present their folk dance and music from all around India in these 11 Days. It is best place to have a look at the different Folk Dances and Vivid Culture of India at one place. Folk Dancers from around the India assemble here and give their Performances and you can even get some tips on dancing when they are off stage. The Performances start from 7 in the evening and goes till 9 p.m. Below is the Gallery where you can have the Glimpses of Performances of 21st Lokrang 2014, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Approx Dates of 22nd Lokrang 2015 are 28 October to 7 November 2015.

Below are Just few Pics to Give you Idea of LokRang Festival 2014.

Andhra Pradesh

Tappeta Gullu Folk Dance Andhra Pradesh
Tappeta Gullu Folk Dance Andhra Pradesh

Gaara Gullu Folk Dance Andhra Pradesh
Gaara Gullu Folk Dance Andhra Pradesh

Gaara Gullu Folk Dance Andhra Pradesh
Gaara Gullu Folk Dance Andhra Pradesh


Arunachal Pradesh

Ho Ajina Folk Dance Arunachal Pradesh
Ho Ajina Folk Dance Arunachal Pradesh

Rikham Pada Paru Dance Arunachal Pradesh
Rikham Pada Paru Dance Arunachal Pradesh


Assam

Bihu Folk Dance Assam
Bihu Folk Dance Assam

Bihu Folk Dance Assam
Bihu Folk Dance Assam

Bihu Folk Dance Assam
Bihu Folk Dance Assam

Bardoi Shikhla Folk Dance Assam
Bardoi Shikhla Folk Dance Assam

Bardoi Shikhla Folk Dance Assam
Bardoi Shikhla Folk Dance Assam


Bihar

Chhath Ki Puja Dance Bihar
Chhath Ki Puja Dance Bihar

Chhath Ki Puja Dance Bihar
Chhath Ki Puja Dance Bihar

Jat Jatin Folk Dance Bihar
Jat Jatin Folk Dance Bihar

Jat Jatin Folk Dance Bihar
Jat Jatin Folk Dance Bihar


Chhattisgarh

Panthi Folk Dance Chhattisgarh
Panthi Folk Dance Chhattisgarh 

Panthi Folk Dance Chhattisgarh
Panthi Folk Dance Chhattisgarh 

Gedi Folk Dance Chhattisgarh
Gedi Folk Dance Chhattisgarh

Bastar Band Folk Dance Chhattisgarh
Bastar Band Folk Dance Chhattisgarh


Goa

Gof Gunthan Folk Dance Goa
Gof Gunthan Folk Dance Goa 

Kalshi Fugdi Folk Dance Goa
Kalshi Fugdi Folk Dance Goa

Fugdi Dance Goa
Fugdi Dance Goa 

Fugdi Dance Goa
Fugdi Dance Goa 


Gujarat

Vasava Holi Folk Dance Gujrat
Vasava Holi Folk Dance Gujrat

Vasava Holi Folk Dance Gujrat
Vasava Holi Folk Dance Gujrat

Sidi Goma Dhamal Folk Dance Gujarat
Sidi Goma Dhamal Folk Dance Gujarat 

Sidi Goma Dhamal Folk Dance Gujarat
Sidi Goma Dhamal Folk Dance Gujarat 

Sidi Goma Dhamal Folk Dance Gujarat
Sidi Goma Dhamal Folk Dance Gujarat 


Haryana 

Faag Haryana
Faag from Haryana 


Himachal Pradesh

Sirmouri Nati Himachal Pradesh
Sirmouri Nati Himachal Pradesh

Sirmouri Nati Himachal Pradesh
Sirmouri Nati Himachal Pradesh


Jammu

Kuddad Dance Jammu
Kuddad Dance Jammu

Kuddad Dance Jammu
Kuddad Dance Jammu


Jharkhand

Barah Maha Folk Dance Jharkhand
Barah Maha Folk Dance Jharkhand

Kadsa Folk Dance Jharkhand
Kadsa Folk Dance Jharkhand

Kadsa Folk Dance Jharkhand

Karam Adhartiya Folk Dance Jharkhand
Karam Adhartiya Folk Dance Jharkhand

Karam Adhartiya Folk Dance Jharkhand
Karam Adhartiya Folk Dance Jharkhand

Mundari Folk Dance Jharkhand
Mundari Folk Dance Jharkhand

Nagpuri Folk Dance Jharkhand
Nagpuri Folk Dance Jharkhand


Karnataka

Veeragase Folk dance Karnataka
Veeragase Folk dance Karnataka

Veeragase Folk dance Karnataka
Veeragase Folk dance Karnataka

Veeragase Folk dance Karnataka
Veeragase Folk dance Karnataka

Veeragase Folk dance Karnataka
Veeragase Folk dance Karnataka

Kamsale Folk Dance Karnataka
Kamsale Folk Dance Karnataka 

Dollu Kunitha Folk Karnataka
Dollu Kunitha Folk Karnataka

Dollu Kunitha Folk Karnataka
Dollu Kunitha Folk Karnataka

Puja Kunitha Folk Dance Karnataka
Puja Kunitha Folk Dance Karnataka


Madhya Pradesh

Matki Dance Madhya Pradesh
Matki Dance Madhya Pradesh

Matki Dance Madhya Pradesh
Matki Dance Madhya Pradesh

Panihari Folk Dance Madhya Pradesh
Panihari Folk Dance Madhya Pradesh

Panihari Folk Dance Madhya Pradesh
Panihari Folk Dance Madhya Pradesh


Maharashtra 

Dhangar Folk Dance Maharashtra
Dhangar Folk Dance Maharashtra 

Dhangar Folk Dance Maharashtra
Dhangar Folk Dance Maharashtra 

Dhangar Folk Dance Maharashtra
Dhangar Folk Dance Maharashtra 

Dhangari Gaja Folk Dance Maharashtra
Dhangari Gaja Folk Dance Maharashtra

Lavani Folk Dance Maharashtra
Lavani Folk Dance Maharashtra

Lavani Folk Dance Maharashtra
Lavani Folk Dance Maharashtra

Potraj Folk Dance Maharashtra
Potraj Folk Dance Maharashtra

Potraj Folk Dance Maharashtra
Potraj Folk Dance Maharashtra

Naman Folk Dance Maharashtra
Naman Folk Dance Maharashtra

Naman Folk Dance Maharashtra
Naman Folk Dance Maharashtra

Naman Folk Dance Maharashtra
Naman Folk Dance Maharashtra

Jogwa Dance Maharashtra
Jogwa Dance Maharashtra 


Manipur 

Lai Haraoba Dance Manipur Lokrang Jaipur
Lai Haraoba Dance Manipur Lokrang Jaipur

Lai Haraoba Dance Manipur Lokrang Jaipur
Lai Haraoba Dance Manipur Lokrang Jaipur

Lai Haraoba Dance Manipur Lokrang Jaipur
Lai Haraoba Dance Manipur Lokrang Jaipur

Thang Ta Folk Dance Manipur
Thang Ta Folk Dance Manipur 

Thang Ta Folk Dance Manipur
Thang Ta Folk Dance Manipur 

Thang Ta Folk Dance Manipur
Thang Ta Folk Dance Manipur 

Thang Ta Folk Dance Manipur
Thang Ta Folk Dance Manipur 


Meghalaya 

Wangala Folk Dance Meghalaya
Wangala Folk Dance Meghalaya

Wangala Folk Dance Meghalaya
Wangala Folk Dance Meghalaya

Sharing Vadan Meghalaya
Sharing Vadan Meghalaya 



Mizoram

Solakia Folk Dance Mizoram
Solakia Folk Dance Mizoram

Solakia Folk Dance Mizoram
Solakia Folk Dance Mizoram

Solakia Folk Dance Mizoram
Solakia Folk Dance Mizoram

Solakia Folk Dance Mizoram
Solakia Folk Dance Mizoram

Cheraw Folk Dance Mizoram
Cheraw Folk Dance Mizoram

Cheraw Folk Dance Mizoram
Cheraw Folk Dance Mizoram

Sarlamkai Folk Dance Mizoram
Sarlamkai Folk Dance Mizoram


Nagaland 

Krishi Dance Nagaland
Krishi Dance Nagaland

Mugyanta Folk Dance Nagaland
Mugyanta Folk Dance Nagaland 

Mugyanta Folk Dance Nagaland
Mugyanta Folk Dance Nagaland 


Orissa

Gotipua Folk Dance Orissa
Gotipua Folk Dance Orissa 

Gotipua Folk Dance Orissa
Gotipua Folk Dance Orissa 

Gotipua Folk Dance Orissa
Gotipua Folk Dance Orissa 

Sambalpuri Folk Dance Orissa
Sambalpuri Folk Dance Orissa

Sambalpuri Folk Dance Orissa
Sambalpuri Folk Dance Orissa


Punjab

Jindua Folk Dance Punjab
Jindua Folk Dance Punjab

Jindua Folk Dance Punjab
Jindua Folk Dance Punjab

Jindua Folk Dance Punjab
Jindua Folk Dance Punjab

Bhangra from Punjab
Bhangra from Punjab

Bhangra from Punjab
Bhangra from Punjab

Bhangra from Punjab
Bhangra from Punjab

Bhangra from Punjab
Bhangra from Punjab


Rajasthan

Terah Taali Dance Rajasthan
Terah Taali Dance Rajasthan

Sahariya Folk Dance Rajasthan
Sahariya Folk Dance Rajasthan

Sahariya Folk Dance Rajasthan
Sahariya Folk Dance Rajasthan

Langa Gayan from Rajasthan
Langa Gayan from Rajasthan

Gair Folk Dance Rajasthan
Gair Folk Dance Rajasthan

Bhapang Vadan Rajasthan
Bhapang Vadan Rajasthan

Bhopa Bhopi Song Rajasthan
Bhopa Bhopi Song Rajasthan

Mand Gayan Rajasthan
Mand Gayan Rajasthan

Kachhi Ghodi Folk Dance Rajasthan
Kachhi Ghodi Folk Dance Rajasthan

Chari Folk Dance Rajasthan
Chari Folk Dance Rajasthan

Chari Folk Dance Rajasthan
Chari Folk Dance Rajasthan

Garasiya Folk Dance from Rajasthan.
Garasiya Folk Dance from Rajasthan.

Aangi Gaur Folk Dance Rajasthan
Aangi Gaur Folk Dance Rajasthan


Sikkim

Tamang Selo Folk Dance Sikkim
Tamang Selo Folk Dance Sikkim

Tamang Selo Folk Dance Sikkim
Tamang Selo Folk Dance Sikkim

Ghatu Folk Dance Sikkim
Ghatu Folk Dance Sikkim


Tamil Nadu

Khadgam Kavadi Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.
Khadgam Kavadi Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu. 

Khadgam Kavadi Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.
Khadgam Kavadi Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu. 

Silambattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.
Silambattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu. 

Kaliyattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.
Kaliyattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.

Kaliyattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.
Kaliyattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.

Vanilla attam kolattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.
Vanilla attam kolattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.

Thudumbattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.
Thudumbattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu. 

Thevarattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu.
Thevarattam Folk Dance from Tamil Nadu. 


Tripura.

Hojagiri Folk Dance Tripura.
Hojagiri Folk Dance Tripura.

Hojagiri Folk Dance Tripura.
Hojagiri Folk Dance Tripura.


Uttar Pradesh. 

Phoolon ki Holi Folk Dance from Uttar Pradesh.
Phoolon ki Holi Folk Dance from Uttar Pradesh. 

Pai Jhanda Folk Dance from Uttar Pradesh.
Pai Jhanda Folk Dance from Uttar Pradesh. 

Pai Jhanda Folk Dance from Uttar Pradesh.
Pai Jhanda Folk Dance from Uttar Pradesh. 

Mayur Folk Dance Uttar Pradesh
Mayur Folk Dance Uttar Pradesh


Uttarakhand.

Chappelli Folk Dance from Uttarakhand.
Chappelli Folk Dance from Uttarakhand.

Chappelli Folk Dance from Uttarakhand.
Chappelli Folk Dance from Uttarakhand.

Chappelli Folk Dance from Uttarakhand.
Chappelli Folk Dance from Uttarakhand.


“Lokrang” 2013 – a mega annual festival at the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. started in 1994, is a 11 day Festival held in the month of October – November approx 15 days before Diwali from the first day of the month of Kartika. Dates of 2013 Lokrang are from 19 to 29 October and dates of 2014 are from  9 to 19 Oct 2014. To Celebrate the folk art and cultural traditions of India the Lokrang or say “National Folk Festival” Comprising National Dance Festival and National Handicraft Fair (Gandhi Shilp Bazar).

The Presentations of National Dance Festival are performed in the beautiful ambience of “Madhyavarti” (Open air theatre) of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. It starts around 7 in the evening and performance go on for almost two hours. This year more than 60 kinds of Dances from the performers from 18 States and 1 union territory is going to get presented to the audience. 

The list of Dances and states are . . . .
Maharastra - Lavani, Koli, Gondal, Dhanagar and Shongi Mukhote
Gujarat - Siddhi- Goma, Dangi, Mevashi, Garba and Tipani
Chhattishgarh - Panthi, Kaksar and Ghedi
Odisha - Goti pua, Ranappa, Chadhaya and Sambhalpuri
Assam – Bihu
Manipur - Manipur Ras and Pung Cholam
Jharkhand - Karsa, Santhal, Manbhoom Chhau, Aashadhi and Santhal
Rajasthan - Chari Dance, Mask Vandan, Garasiya, Sahariya, Chakri, Langa- Manganir, Tajaji Nritya, Bhapang Vadan, Kalbeliya and Brij hori
Goa – Kunbi
Karnataka - Vishu Kamshle
Tamil nadu - Vailaattam, Kadgam, Kavadi, Peacock Dance and Thappatum
Haryana - Panihari and Fag
Madhya Pradesh - Badhai, Shala Karma and Bhagoriya
West Bengal - Puruliya Chau
Uttar Pradesh - Mayur Natrya and Didiya
Punjab - Bhangda and Luddi
Jammu – Rauf
Bihar - Jhijhiya, Sama Chakeva, Krishi Natrya, Dhumra and Jat- Jatin
Andhra Pradesh - Lambadi and Madhuri

Simultaniously, the National Handicraft Fair (Gandhi Shilp Bazar) at the Shilpgram of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. depicts the praiseworthy participation of the indigenous artisans from various states of the country. This festival not only just provide entertainment and shopping but it gives opportunity for the interaction between artists and art lovers. If you are interested in Folk art then I will say this is a very Interesting Festival to Attend.

Below are Just few Pics to Give you Idea of LokRang Festival 2013.
Pung Cholam or Dhol Cholam from Manipur.
Pung Cholam or Dhol Cholam from Manipur.

Pung Cholam or Dhol Cholam from Manipur.
Pung Cholam or Dhol Cholam from Manipur.

Pung Cholam or Dhol Cholam from Manipur.
Pung Cholam or Dhol Cholam from Manipur.


Rauf Dance from Kashmir.
Rauf Dance from Kashmir.

Rauf Dance from Kashmir.
Rauf Dance from Kashmir.

Rauf Dance from Kashmir.
Rauf Dance from Kashmir.


Manbhoom Chhau from Jharkhand.
Manbhoom Chhau from Jharkhand.

Manbhoom Chhau from Jharkhand.
Manbhoom Chhau from Jharkhand.


Jhijhiya from Bihar.
Jhijhiya from Bihar.

Jhijhiya from Bihar.
Jhijhiya from Bihar.


Sama Chakeva from Bihar.
Sama Chakeva from Bihar.

Sama Chakeva from Bihar.
Sama Chakeva from Bihar.

Sama Chakeva from Bihar.
Sama Chakeva from Bihar.


Badhai from Madhya Pradesh.
Badhai from Madhya Pradesh.

Badhai from Madhya Pradesh.
Badhai from Madhya Pradesh.


Bhangra from Punjab.
Bhangra from Punjab.

Bhangra from Punjab.
Bhangra from Punjab.

Bhangra from Punjab.
Bhangra from Punjab.

Bhangra from Punjab.
Bhangra from Punjab.


Dangi fron Gujrat.
Dangi fron Gujrat.

Dangi fron Gujrat.
Dangi fron Gujrat.

Dangi fron Gujrat.
Dangi fron Gujrat.


Mayur Natrya from Uttar Pradesh.
Mayur Natrya from Uttar Pradesh.

Brij ki Holi from Uttar Pradesh.
Brij ki Holi from Uttar Pradesh.
Below are Two Pics from LokRang Festival which I had covered in 2001.
Lokrang - Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

Lokrang - Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur 2001

15 comments

  1. really want to watch them perform live, sometime ... its beautiful..

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  2. What an marvelous event of Tradition and Culture it is..

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  3. Wow! What a beautiful festival! I think it depicts all kinds of Indian dances. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Loved reading about the festivities and the pictures, especially happy to see the Sambalpuri dance pics.

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