The Eight Classical Dances of India

Name Origin Music Recognition by Sangeet Natak Akademi Recognition by Ministry of Culture
Bharatnatyam Tamil Nadu Karnataki Yes Yes
Kathak North India Hindustani Classical Yes Yes
Kathakali Karnataki Yes Yes
Kuchipudi Andhrapradesh Karnataki Yes Yes
Manipuri Manipur Manipuri/Sanskrit Yes Yes
Mohiniyattam Andhrapradesh Manipravalam Yes Yes
Odissi Odisha Odissi Yes Yes
Sattriya Assam Classical Raag Yes Yes


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