It’s World Heritage Day 2022: See India’s 5 Cultural Elements

UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was established in 2008.

It was established when the Convention for Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage came into effect. Now let's see India’s 5 Cultural Elements.

Based on Tulsidas’ Ramacharitmanas, Ramlila is the staging of the Ramayana based on a series of scenes that include song, narration, recital and dialogue.

1. Ramlila

Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre is practised in Kerala and is one of India’s oldest living theatrical traditions, Dating back more than 2,000 years.

2. Kutiyattam, Sanskrit Theatre

The Vedas, considered one of the world’s oldest surviving cultural traditions, consists of four Vedas -  the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda.

3. Tradition of Vedic chanting

Yoga which allows the body and soul for greater mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing is an ancient Indian practise inscribed in the list in 2016.

4. Yoga

Though it’s an Indian Hindu festival, the Durga Puja of Kolkata is famous worldwide, celebrated by people of all cultures. It marks the 10-day worship of goddess Durga.

5. Durga Puja in Kolkata

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