The dance form of Garba was recently added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. According to UNESCO, the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is made up of those intangible heritage elements that help show the diversity of this heritage and raise awareness about its importance. The dance form is widely popular in Gujarat and different parts of the country during the Navratri festival. “The age-old tradition of devotion to Goddess Mother in the form of Garba is alive and growing.
Garba which has become the identity of Gujarat has been approved by UNESCO under its intangible cultural heritage list”, said Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.
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