2021 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Nepal < Asia
Dil Kumar Barahi
Yengu Bahal, Ward No. 8, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Nepal
"Traditional group surrounding the ceremonial chariot makers"
The making of ceremonial chariots is an essential intangible cultural heritage of temples in Nepal and South Asia.
Traditional knowledge and skills related to this are not documented but rather are produced by transmitting
the value of intangible heritage through oral tradition within the Barahi community.
Dil Kumar Barahi, the leader of the Barahi community, learned craft-making skills from an early age and has been
involved in making Karunamaya chariots, the God of Compassion, for more than 50 years.
He is at the forefront of intergenerational transmission and protection of intangible cultural heritage,
especially encouraging young people to participate in the protection of intangible cultural heritage and spreading
awareness to generations who have lost interest in intangible cultural heritage.
Educational activities :
Onsite participation of the general public in assembly of the ceremonial chariot making
Promotion of ICH :
Chariot making in public places for the citizens or Patan.
Collaboration with different communities and government agencies for the chariot procession.