The Great Arts of India
There are eight kinds of dances in India right now. Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kathak, Odissi, Manipuri, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi and Kutiyattam. All of these styles of dancing came from specific parts of India and they still practice it today. For example, the Odissi comes from Orissa(now called Odisha), a state that is located on the east coast of India.
Odissi is a dance that symbolize/worship Krishna, the state's god.
This is a picture of some ladies dancing Odissi in honor of Krishna.
Many dances in India represents a story of some Indian god, or some tales about Indian journeys/adventures. Such as Hindu god, etc.
If you go to India and watch the dances there, you will be surprised that there are many different kinds of dances in India. India has eight different types of dances from different parts of India. Sometimes these dances might be about stories of India, sometimes about the gods or worshipping