‘Garba’ dance included in UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list

PM Narendra Modi says ‘this showcases beauty of Indian culture’

Garba is a “ritualistic and devotional dance” that is performed on the occasion of the festival of Navratri which is dedicated to the worship of the feminine energy or ‘Shakti’, the UNESCO website said

UNESCO has approved the inclusion of Gujarat’s traditional Garba dance in its `Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel announced here on Wednesday.

India had nominated Garba, performed across Gujarat and in many other parts of the country during the Navratri festival, for inclusion in the list. “The age-old tradition of devotion to Goddess Mother in the form of Garba is alive and growing. Garba which has become the identity of Gujarat has been approved by UNESCO under its intangible cultural heritage list,” Patel said in a post on X. “This is a moment of pride for Gujaratis spread all over the world. This is a result of importance being given to the heritage of the country under prime minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and such heritage being taken to the world. Congratulations to the people of Gujarat,” Patel further said.

Source: hindustantimes

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