Many folk and tribal dances have originated from Assam. Bagurumba is one of the popular dances in Assam, which is performed by the Bodo women. During this festival, they wear some colorful dresses such as dokhna, jwmgra and aronai and they perform with some instrumental music.
Garba is mainly performed by women and women dances in a circular motion and clapping on the rhythms. During the Navaratri, people lighted their temples with some perforated pot style lamp and they used to carry these lamps or deep during their Garba dance also. This traditional folk dance is mainly performed during the Navaratri and along with the Gujarat many other states in India also conduct some celebration programs on this festival.
Ras Leela is a traditional dance form in India, which is based on a mythological story of Hinduism. According to Bhagavata Purana and Gita, Lord Krishna was fond of dancing with Radha and Sakhis throughout the night and this was called as Raslila of Braj. Rasa means aesthetics and leela means dance. So the meaning of Ras Leela is “play of aesthetics” or “Dance of divine love”.