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UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of India

India prides itself on being one the oldest civilizations in the world, with its history, heritage and culture dating back thousands of years. Down the years, certain traditions, customs and rituals have been passed on from generation to generation, thereby maintaining a continuity with the past. These customs and traditions, peculiar to each community, serve to strengthen the bonds within the community and preserve their cultural heritage for the future. Several of these cultural practices and traditions have been included in the Representative List of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. These cultural practices and traditions shed light on India's cultural diversity and heritage.

List Of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India


Maha Kumbh Mela
Maha Kumbh Mela Holiest religious gathering in the world
Chhau Dance
Chhau Dance Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal
Kalbelia
Kalbelia Folk songs and dances of Rajasthan
Mudiyettu
Mudiyettu Ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala
Yoga
Yoga Ancient Indian Philosophy of mind-body discipline
Ramlila
Ramlila The traditional performance of the Ramayana
Kutiyattam
Kutiyattam Traditional art form highlighting emotions and expressions
Buddhist chanting of Ladakh
Buddhist chanting of Ladakh Recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region
Ramman
Ramman Religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas
Tradition of Vedic Chanting
Tradition of Vedic Chanting Expressing India's Soul
Sankirtana
Sankirtana Ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur
Traditional brass & copper craft
Traditional brass & copper craft Utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab
Navroz
Navroz Ethnic Iranian New Year celebrated by Parsis