Odissi is an important ancient Indian classical dance form that originated in the Hindu temples of Odisha. Lord Jagannath, who is adored by the people of Orissa and is regarded as the god of the cosmos, is honored in the Odissi dance
Baagh Naach, which translates to "Tiger Dance," is a traditional folk dance from Odisha. This well-known dance genre features men dancers imitating tigers by painting their bodies with yellow and black stripes. It is widely used at festivals and other special occasions.
Ghumura is a traditional dance from the Indian state of Orissa's Kalahandi district. It is considered folk since Ghumura's attire resembles that of tribal dance, however, there are debates over mudra and Ghumura's dance styles resembling those of other Indian dance styles.
Dalkhai, one of Western Odisha's most prominent and popular folk dances, is performed in the districts. It is a religiously based folk music dance that is tied to society's agrarian culture. Dalkhai is known as "the Goddess of Fertility."
In the state of Odisha, Gotipua is one of the oldest dance genres. This traditional dance is thought to be the predecessor of the well-known Odissi traditional dance form. For ages, it is performed to honor Lord Krishna, the great God.