Consider the following statements:
1. Both Ras and Sankirtana are popular forms of Manipuri Dance
2. Both Paduvalapaya and Mudalapaya are forms of Yakshagana
Which of the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The most popular forms of Manipuri dance are the Ras, the Sankirtana and the Thang-Ta. Sankirtana is famous tradition of ritual singing, drumming and dancing and is one of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.  Yakshagana has been broadly classified into Mudalapaya (the custom of the east) and Paduvalapaya (the custom of the west).

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