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Which of the following correctly matched Indian classical dance recognized by Sangeet Natak Academy?

Sr. no Classical Dance State
1 Kathak Rajasthan
2 Kathakali Uttar Pradesh
3 Kuchipudi Andhra Pradesh
4 Sattriya Kerela

1. 3 only
2. 1 and 2
3. 2 and 3
4. All the above

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 3 only

The correct answer is 3 only.

  • Kathak is the classical dance of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Kathakali is the classical dance of Kerela.
  • Sattariya is the classical dance of Assam.
  • Hence the correct answer is 3 only.

  • Kuchipudi
    • Kuchipudi is a classical dance of Andhra Pradesh.
    • Origin from the group of dancers going in the villages to perform known as Kusselavas.
    • Kuchipudi derives its name from the village Kusselavapuri in Andhra Pradesh.
    • Vijayanagar and Golconda rulers patronized the dance form.
    • Famous dance Tarangam where the dancer performs with his feet on edge of brass plate and pot of water on the head.
    • Stories from Bhagvat Purana on secular themes.
    • Lasya(Soft element) and Tandava(Hard element) are important in Kuchipudi dance.
  • Kathak
    • Kathak is a classical dance of Uttar Pradesh.
    • Origin from Ras Leela of Brajbhoomi.
    • Kathak's name comes from the word 'Kathika' which means storytellers from epics.
    • Mughal courts patronized Kathak and accepted it as court entertainment.
    • Famous Gharana is based on Hindustani Music-Lucknow, Jaipur, and Banaras Gharana.
  • Kathakali
    • Kathakali is a classical dance of Kerela.
    • Origin from temples of Kerela two forms of dance and drama.
    • Kathakali's name comes from the word 'Katha' which means story and 'Kali' means drama.
    • Initially evolved under the patronage of feudal lords later revived by Kathakali artists.
    • Generally, male groups dance with heavy makeup and traditional costume.
    • Narrating episodes from Ramayana and Mahabharat with facial movement, eye expression, and hand movement.
  • Sattriya
    • Sattariya is a classical dance of Assam.
    • Introduced by Vaishnava Saint Sankaradeva in 15th century AD in Assam.
    • Sattriya derives its name from Vaishnava monasteries known as 'Sattras'.
    • Dance form inspired by the Bhakti Movement reciting stories of Lord Vishnu.
    • Famous dance form 'Bhaona' is based on stories of Lord Krishna.

Presently Sangeet Natak Academy recognized 8 classical dances of India.

Classical Dance







Tamil Nadu


Andhra Pradesh








Uttar Pradesh

  • Note: There is no classical dance recognized for Rajasthan.

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