Intangible Cultural Heritage Of India
The Recognized List Of Intangible Cultural Heritage Of India
UNESCO has been establishing a list of intangible cultural practices that has been followed all around the world since ages. Intangible cultural heritage is the practices, expressions, knowledge and skills that communities, groups and sometimes individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. The list has been enriched to safeguard the cultural heritage of the communities’ tradition. India is definitely one of the places to be honored to get placed in that traditional list.
A total of 13 Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) elements from India have been inscribed till date on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There are totally 364 practices that have been recognized all over the world and we have also contributed ten proud testimonials to contribute our country’s proud culture. Examples of intangible heritage are oral traditions, performing arts, local knowledge, and traditional skills. Intangible cultural heritage is frail and intangible, so transferring is the only way to conserve them.
Our ancestors created so much splendid culture and last till today what depended on is descending one generation by one generation. In other words transferring itself is protection. The tribal , martial dance of Orissa people called Chhau dance, Buddhist Chanting of Ladakh – has taken the performers and the listeners to the holy enlightenment, the variant array of art forms in Manipur to mark various religious stages of Vaishnava people marked in Sankirtana ,Ramlila – an enacted theatrical performance hosted during Sharad Navratras in many parts of North India, tradition of Vedic chanting.
Ramman is celebrated in Uttarakhand and it is confined across the 1800 people of Chamoli district, Kutiyattam is a Sanskrit theatre native to Kerala,Mudiyettu is the mythological tale between Goddess Kali and the devil Darika. Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan are performed during joyous occasions, the group of people called Thantheras have kept the traditional brass and copper craft art alive from many centuries and it has been a pride of Punjab.