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Heritage Of Humanity By UNESCO -

Hari Saran - Wed, 19 Nov 2003 06:17:29 +0530
I just got this good news from a mailing list that I'm in; I gladly share it:

Vedic Chanting Declared Intangible Heritage Of Humanity By UNESCO

INDIA, Nov 15 (VNN) The oral tradition of vedic chanting has been declared intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO. In a meeting of jury members on 7 th November, 2003 at Paris, Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, declared the chanting of vedas in India outstanding example of heritage and the form of cultural expressions. The proclamation says in the age of globalisation and modernisation when the cultural diversity is under pressure, the preservation of oral tradition of vedic chanting, a unique cultural heritage has great significance. Total 80 entries were received for this purpose from all over the world and the jury members included Dr. Richard Kurin, Director of the Center for Folklore and Cultural Heritage of the Smithsonian Institution (United Nations), Mr. Juan Goytisolo Writer (Spain), Mr. Yoshikazu Hasegawa (Japan), Ms. Olive W.M. Lewin. Pianist, ethnomusicologist, Director of the Jamaica Orchestra for Youth (Jamaica).

Vedic chanting
adiyen - Wed, 19 Nov 2003 07:06:14 +0530
Amazing that they nowhere mention that the sole reason for the preservation of the chanting systems is the strength and integrity of the Hindu Family, the essence of Hinduism, over thousands of years!

The families who preserved these ancient artifacts were all Caste Brahmanas rigidly following a Traditional lineage system!

This recognition of the importance of the 'caste system' turns wannabe reformer's notions upside-down!

There are more things in
heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Advaitadas - Wed, 19 Nov 2003 12:27:33 +0530
Right on! cool.gif