Prelims & Mains


The Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage are established by UNESCO aiming to ensure the better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance.

Through a compendium of the different oral and intangible treasures of humankind worldwide, the program aims to draw attention to the importance of safeguarding intangible heritage, which has been identified by UNESCO as an essential component and a repository of cultural diversity and creative expression

1. Buddhist chanting of Ladakh

2. Chahar Bayt,  A Muslim tradition in lyrical oral poetry, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, India

3. Dashavatar Traditional folk Dance form, Maharashtra and Goa, India.

4. The Festival of Salhesh, Bihar, India

5. Hingan Terracotta: Votive Terracotta Painted Plaque of Molela, Rajasthan, India.

6. Kalbelia: Folk Songs and Dances, Rajasthan, India

7. Chhau Dance

8. Kolam:Ritualistic Threshold Drawings and Designs of Tamil Nadu, India

9. Mudiyettu: Ritual Theatre and Dance Drama, Kerala, India

10. Nacha Folk Theatre, Chhattisgarh, India

11. Patola: Double Ikat Silk Textiles of Patan, Gujarat, India.

12. Phad: Scroll Paintings and Their Narration, Rajasthan, India.

13.Rathwa ni Gher: Tribal Dance of Rathwas, Gujarat, India

14. Sankheda Nu Lakh Kam:  Lacquered turned wood furniture of Sankheda, Gujarat, India.

15. Sankirtana of Manipur

16. Sattriya Music, Dance and Theatre

17. Shadow Puppet Theatre Traditions of India

19. Thatheras of Jandiala Guru: Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making, Punjab, India.

20. Veena and its Music

21. Ritual Fairs and Festivals of the Gaddi Community.

22. Ritual Theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas

Related Topics  Durga Puja in West Bengal

23. Qawwali

24.Turban tying in Rajasthan.

25. Kalamkari Paintings

26. Jangam Gāyan

27. Chettikulangara Kumbha Bharani Kettukazhcha.

28. Ranmāle.

29.Durga Puja in West Bengal

30. Nautanki


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