UNESCO - Intangible Cultural Heritage List from India

UNESCO established the lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage with the aim of ensuring the better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance. The list was established in 2008 when the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage took effect.

Custom/ Cultural Expression Year included
1. Tradition of Vedic Chanting2008
2. Ramlila, the traditional performance of Ramayana2008
3. Kutiyattam, Sanskrit Theatre2008
4. Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, India2009
5. Navroj*2009
6. Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala2010
7. Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan2010
8. Chhau dance2010
9. Buddhist chanting of Ladakh2012
10. Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur2013
11. Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab2014
12. Yoga2016
13. Kumbh Mela2017
*Navroj has also been inscribed by the UNESCO for Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.