India is a land of varied cultures and traditions - diversities in all spheres makes the Indian culture so unique and vibrant. Indian folk and tribal dances are a product of our socio-economic milieu and traditions. Folklore, folk dances and music form an integral part of our rich heritage. Folk dances are spontaneous expressions of joy of the common people, be it a wedding in the family, birth of a child, a good harvest, change in seasons or love and romance. India abounds in folk dance and music, each with the distinct flavour of the region it originates from. With so much variety one can actually see the world here. In our tradition we have festivals and celebrations virtually every day and this has added to the richness of our culture. Since every festival is accompanied by celebration, folk dances have become an integral part of our social life. Ever since the Indian folk dances have moved from family and community celebrations to stages across the globe, the skills and the imagination of the dancers have constantly improved their performances. All folk dances are representative of the aspirations and beliefs of the people, an expression of their life in its various aspects as well as an aesthetic experience. Folk dances are tradition bound with a deep rooted earthy fee land are a true reflection of the people of India.
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India showcases the splendour of Indian performing arts.