Delhi : UNESCO granted heritage status to Durga Puja, recognized intangible cultural heritage

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New Delhi : India have lot of festivals. One of them is Durga Puja and now there is a great news for the people of West Bengal. UNESCO, the cultural body of the United Nations, has included Kolkata’s Durga Puja in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Durga Puja in Kolkata has been included in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 16th session of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee held in Paris. Let us tell you that Durga Puja is celebrated with great pomp in Bengal and it is associated with the culture of Bengal. The Bengal government had appealed to UNESCO to give heritage status to Durga Puja, which has been approved by UNESCO.

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It has been particularly praised for its all-inclusive approach, crossing barriers of religion, gender and economic class. In this way the Durga Puja of Bengal has now been recognized globally. Let us tell you that during Durga Puja, the nature of the whole Bengal changes and the worship of Maa Durga reverberates everywhere. Durga Puja Carnival is also organized every year by the Government of Bengal. During Durga Puja, every street-intersection and streets of Kolkata, the capital of Bengal, are chanted and chanted on microphones and loudspeakers since morning. People of all religions and cultures participate in this and this festival is gradually spreading to all parts of the country.

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