Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage (ICOMOS, 2002).
As part of human activity Cultural Heritage produces tangible representations of the value systems, beliefs, traditions and lifestyles. As an essential part of culture as a whole, Cultural Heritage, contains these visible and tangible traces form antiquity to the recent past.
Cultural Heritage is a wide concept. We prefer to concentrate on the similarities between the various heritage sectors, instead of on their differences.
The colourful Thali dance of Ramban is sheer reflection of the age old customs and life styles of the rural people reflecting the mood enthusiasm and gaiety associated with the social events and sense of celebrating them together .
Thali Dance was popular among people of Ramban in old time who used to perform it during Kirtan or Jagrans to appease local deities.
The sweet song(pogaligeet) locally called ‘Chan’ is pleasant to hear and is sung by men and women on special occasions. The lyrics are mixture of Kashmiri/dogri.