The Intangible Cultural Heritage of India

There are certain intangible cultural traditions across the world which might face threat with increasing commodification and commercialization of art. India has numerous such traditions, however at present 11 such traditions are recognized by UNESCO. The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization hereinafter referred to as UNESCO, meeting in Paris, … Continue reading The Intangible Cultural Heritage of India

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Ashtadasha Shakti peetham. (18 Shakti holy places)

Shakti has been a principle deity for Hindus, and Adishankara Acharya in his sthothra mentions about 18 Shakti peeths which are important pilgrimages for Hindus. There is a big story behind the formation of these peetham, according to the legend, but, to cut it short Lord Vishnu with his Sudharshana Chakram cut the body of … Continue reading Ashtadasha Shakti peetham. (18 Shakti holy places)