India is a country having vast nature. India has various variety of culture, language, customs, dressing culture, tradition. Even, Indian culture and heritage has a great trend over the world. As people love to follow Indian traditions and people love to flaunt it. Indian culture is something, people love to wear and love to buy it, as there are variety in Indian traditions. Variety of food, variety of language, variety of colors, etc.
To protect and to create awareness there is a Intergovernmental committee to do so. For safeguarding the Indian heritage under UNESCO has established a list in 2008 to create awareness about cultural practices of a Nation.
Let’s check out what’s in the UNESCO list –
There are few practices such as tradition, beliefs, customs, expression or knowledge, which constitute the non – physical intellectual property in the contrast to the tangible heritage elements like objects and antiquity. These practices, expressions knowledge are countable under place’s cultural heritage called intangible cultural heritage. UNESCO has counted these kinds of points under it’s list. The list has established in the year 2008.
What’s From India in the list?
Ram leela, Kumbha Mela, Kalbelia, Mudiyettu, Buddhist chanting, yoga are one of them in the list.
1. Ram-Leela -It is something which is directly connected to spiritual things. People play ramayan as a drama which will be connected to songs, spiritual songs, narration, acting and dialogues. This play can be seen during the time of dussehra.
2. Kalbelia – It is a kind of dance festival. Kalbelia is a dance and song form of a traditional community in the western Indian state, RAJASTHAN. Through this dance festival people of that particular region celebrates it very well and because of it’s wide range of variety of colors in it, this practice is comes under the UNESCO list.
3. Buddhist chanting – Buddhist have their origin in the region of leh, ladakh, nepal, tibet, China. Thus, in the northern region of India, many Buddhist have their home at that place. Their, those Buddhist people and their priests chants text which represents the philosophy and teaching of Buddha. They chants these messages or text every morning in their assembly halls as prayers. Hence, UNESCO has counted this practice in their list in 2008.
4. Yoga – Yoga is something what that has become a superior trend and activity for everyone. The practice of yoga day has been assigned as the International yoga day on 21 June, every year. This activity is based union of body and mind with God. It is designed to relieve the stress of an individual.
5. Kumbh Mela – It is the biggest human congregations of the world. In this festivals people come at a particular place to take a dip in the holy river and to worship over there. This congregation is a kind of fair and this fair has been held in four places –