India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage


Over time, many cultures are being destroyed. The new generations are forgetting their old customs and culture. Because of this today many languages, dance, painting, festivals, etc. are on the verge of being destroyed. All these things are the precious gems of human culture in a way and to save them, we should make efforts in every way. While working in this direction, UNESCO has made a list of intangible cultural heritage.

UNESCO is trying to save this heritage by declaring a list of intangible cultural heritage. UNESCO has made a separate list of the intangible cultural heritage of every country.

This list was first made in 2008 when the Convention of the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage was implemented. The program, composed in 2010, has the main two lists.

A representative list of all the intangible cultural heritage of humanity and the list of those that need urgent need for the protection of intangible cultural heritage – in which the covers included those heritage that need immediate remedies.

Indian culture is more than 5000 years old. UNESCO has been providing financial and other assistance to many non-governmental organizations and government for carrying this culture developed along the Indus and the Ganges River. This assistance is being given to protect the things included in the list of India’s intangible cultural heritage.

The same list is discussed below:

2016: Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz- this is the term used for “New Year”. On this day people meet each other, eat together, give congratulations and enjoy dance and music.

Yoga – Yoga is included in the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, because it is the mind-body discipline based on ancient Indian philosophy spread all over the world.

2014: Jandiala Guru, Punjab, India’s traditional art of making brass and copper utensils and crafts.

2013: Sankirtan of Manipur, ritual singing, drum playing

2012: Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: Recitation of holy Buddhist texts in Trans Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India

2010: Chhau Dance – It is a dance form of East India that shows the episodes of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Kalbelia folk songs and dance of Rajasthan Mudiyetu, Ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala Mudiyetu

2009: Garhwal Himalaya, Ramman of India, Religious Festivals and Rituals Theater

2008: Kutiyattam, Sanskrit Theater Tradition of Vedic stanza Ramlila, Kerala – Famous for the traditional demonstration of Ramayana

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