Top 5 Indian Street Performances and Folk Arts

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Bhangra/Giddha (Punjab) 

Originating from Punjab, Bhangra and Giddha are energetic dance forms often performed during festivals and celebrations. 

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Kathakali (Kerala) 

Kathakali is a highly stylized classical dance-drama from Kerala, known for its elaborate costumes, vibrant makeup, and expressive movements. 

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Pung Cholom (Manipur) 

Pung Cholom is a traditional Manipuri dance form characterized by drumming and rhythmic movements. It is often performed during festivals and religious events.  

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Puppetry (Rajasthan) 

Rajasthan's traditional puppetry, known as "Kathputli," involves intricate puppets made from wood, cloth, and strings. 

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Dandiya and Garba (Gujarat) 

Dandiya and Garba are folk dances commonly performed during Navratri, a nine-night festival celebrating Goddess Durga. 

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