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Garba of Gujarat makes it to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Context: During its 18th session held in Kasane, Botswana, in 2023, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage added the ‘Garba of Gujarat’ to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This inclusion marks India’s 15th inscription on […]

Kolkali Art

Context: The mothers’ grouping of the Thrissur Archdiocese performed ‘Kolkali, a folk art’, on the Lour des Metropolitan Cathedral premises in remembrance of St. Thomas’ arrival in India. About Kolkali Art:

Gwalior listed as ‘City of Music’ under UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

Context: Gwalior, in Madhya Pradesh, earned a place in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network for ‘Music’, in recognition of its steadfast dedication to nurturing culture and creativity. The state’s profound cultural legacy is evident in UNESCO-listed landmarks such as the prehistoric rock art caves of […]

Art historian B N Goswamy’s work on Indian miniature painting tradition

Context: Renowned Indian art historian and critic Brijinder Nath Goswamy, celebrated for his extensive research on the Indian miniature painting tradition, has recently passed away in Chandigarh after battling prolonged illness. As a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Goswamy gained prominence following the release […]

Sant Mirabai Janmotsav

Context: ‘Sant Mirabai Janmotsav,’ an event dedicated to celebrating the 525th birth anniversary of Sant Mirabai is scheduled to take place in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. During the event, the Prime Minister will unveil a commemorative stamp and coin as a tribute to Mirabai. This […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses: Christian group with no-war stand

Context: Tragedy unfolded during a prayer assembly of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community near Kochi, Kerala, leading to the unfortunate loss of two lives and several injuries. This distressing occurrence took place at the Zamra International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where around 2,500 devoted individuals […]

Dhordo is recognised as a Best Tourism Village

Context: Recently, United Nations World Tourism Organisation has included Dhordo village in the list of ‘Best Tourism Village’.  About Dhordo About Best Tourism Villages initiative Villages are assessed across nine essential areas Initiative encompasses three key pillars About UNWTO Structure

Theyyam: The Dance of Divinity

Context: Theyyam dance is performed annually during the Malayalam months of Thulam (Mid-October-mid-November). About Theyyam Ritual Performance

Bnei Menashe

Context: As the Israel-Palestine conflict is back in news, there is a focus on Jewish community among the Kukis. A section of Kukis community in Manipur and Mizoram identify themselves as Jews and have overtime emigrated to Israel. About Bnei Menashe

Nobel Peace Prize 2023: Narges Mohammadi

Context: Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian activist, won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts towards women’s rights and democracy. About Narges Mohammadi About Nobel Peace Prize

Legend of Sammakka-Sarakka

Context: Recently, Union Cabinet Ministry, approved a tribal university for Telangana-‘the Sarakka Central Tribal University’. The Central Government announced the establishment of the university as a part of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. The University is to be named after Sammakka-Sarakka, revered by […]

Appointment of Archakas in Agamic temples

Context: The Supreme Court issued an order maintaining the current state of affairs regarding the appointment of archakas (priests) in Agamic temples in Tamil Nadu. An association of archakas, had contested reforms introduced by the government, which were perceived as an attempt to alter […]

Adi Shankara status unveiled in Madhya Pradesh

Context: A 108-foot statue of 8th century spiritual leader Adi Shankara was unveiled recently in Madhya Pradesh’s Omkareshwar. The statue of Openness depicts Shankaracharya as a 12-year old child when he is known to visit the Omkareshwar in Khandwa District. Adi Shankara Advaita Philosophy […]

Ensembles of Hoysalas inscribed on UNESCO world heritage list

Context: During the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ‘the Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas,’ encompassing three temples located in Karnataka, have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. More about the news: Hoysala Temples About Belur Chennakeshava Temple […]

Santiniketan finds its place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Context: The town of Santiniketan, founded by the renowned Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, has now earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, Santiniketan, which translates to “abode of peace,” began its journey in 1901 and stands […]

Odisha’s Konark Wheel at G20

Context: Replica of iconic Wheel of Konark Temple served as the cultural backdrop of meetings of foreign dignitaries in the G20 Summit meeting in the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. Wheels of Konark Temple Serves as a sundial:  About Konark Sun Temple Main Temple […]

Nataraja – Lord of Dance and Imperial Cholas

Context: The Nataraja sculpture now on display at Bharat Mandapam, where the G20 Leaders’ Summit took place, depicts Lord Shiva in a manner that originated in the fifth century AD but gained iconic status during the reign of the Great Cholas. More about the […]

Aranmula Uthrattathi Boat Race

Context: As many as 48 snakeboats participated in the annual water regatta, which was held in two batches. The event began with a ceremonial procession of 51 snakeboats. About the Boat Race About Aranmula Parthasarathy temple

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