ISBN 9788121211888,Indian Religious Practices

Indian Religious Practices



Gyan Publishing House

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788121211888

ISBN-10 8121211883

Hard Back

Number of Pages 356 Pages
Language (English)


India's cultural heritage is rich and diverse due to its civilizational past. It is represented by thousands of monuments, temples and other works of art, such as paintings, sculptures and handicrafts found across the length and bredthe of this country. Besides these tangible heritage are the less visible forms of cultural heritages, pertaining to oral traditions, aesthetic and religious beliefs, rituals and festivals, arts, music, folk traditions, dances, theatre forms, performing arts and narrative styles of storytelling. They are the insignia of the rich and diverse, multi-cultural, multi-linguistic cultural heritage of India. These are also called traditional expressions and include oral literature, music, dance, games, mythology, rituals, customes and crafts. Sometimes the cultural spaces, such as sites for story-telling, rituals and festivals, market places, where traditional cultural activities take place, are also included under the intangible cultural heritage.