KHON Ramlila

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News:The Culture Department of Uttar Pradesh government is going to organise the country’s first training and performance programme of world famous KHON Ramlila in collaboration with Thailand government.

Facts:

About Khon Ramlila:

  • Khon Ramlila is a masked form of Ramlila art of Thailand that depicts the scenes of Ramlila.
  • It has no dialogues.Only the background voices narrates the whole story of Ramayana. 
  • It is also known worldwide for its beautiful attire and golden masks.
  • Further,the Ramakien which means Glory of Rama is national epic of Thailand has been derived from the Hindu epic Ramayana.
  • It is also included in the list of Intangible cultural heritage list of UNESCO.

Additional information:

About Intangible cultural heritage list of UNESCO:

  • UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage is a list of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide.It aims at better protection of these intangible cultural heritages and raise awareness about their significance. 
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage means the practices, representations, expressions, as well as the instruments,artefacts and cultural spaces that communities,groups or individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage.
  • The list was established in 2008 when the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage came into effect.
  • A total of 13 Intangible cultural heritage elements from India have been inscribed till date on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.