Kolkata's Durga Puja in UNESCO's Heritage List
Kolkata's Durga Puja in UNESCO's Heritage List

As a result, the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. There are also 14 events that represent Indian tradition and culture on the list.

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Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his delight on Twitter and wrote, “It is a matter of great pride and happiness for every Indian.” UNESCO took this decision at its meeting in Paris.

Wednesday, UNESCO took to Twitter to applaud the moment and congratulate India. According to UNESCO, Durga Puja in Kolkata has been added to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. ‘Congratulations India’.

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Narendra Modi said that Durga Puja is a celebration of our traditions and ethos. Lastly, you shouldn’t miss visiting Kolkata‘s Durga Puja. This prestigious list of UNESCO will also include Chau dance in 2020. In addition to its popularity in Odisha and West Bengal, the dance is also popular in Jharkhand and West Bengal.

It has been declared by UNESCO that Durga Puja is regarded as the best display of religious and artistic expression. Collaboration between artists and designers is a great opportunity. During this festival, localities celebrate on a large scale, then pavilions and establishments are decorated. The worship of the goddess and Bengali drumming is also mandatory. At the Durga Puja festival, there are no differences between classes, religions, or castes; everyone comes to see the Durga Pandal or Durga Mandap.

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UNESCO has inscribed 14 events from India as part of its ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ list so far:

  1. Durga Puja in Kolkata
  2. Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre in Kerala
  3. Tradition of Vedic chanting
  4. Ramlila, the traditional performance of the Ramayana
  5. Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal in the Himalayas
  6. Chhau dance
  7. Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan
  8. Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala
  9. Recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  10. Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur
  11. Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru in Punjab
  12. Yoga
  13. Kumbh Mela
  14. Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz (New Year’s Day celebrations in 12 nations on March 21, including India)
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