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Suri Jagek (observing the sun), traditional meteorological and astronomical practice based on the observation of the sun, moon and stars in reference to the local topography

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Suri Jagek is the traditional Kalasha meteorological and astronomical knowledge system based on observing the sun, moon, stars and shadows with respect to the local topography. The system is used to predict the appropriate time for sowing seeds, animal husbandry and natural calamities, as well as to govern the Kalasha calendar. Factors such as the advent of the digital age and remaining an oral tradition have led to a decline in Suri Jagek, however, and there is currently a lack of awareness about its cultural significance and benefits.

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Place/region: Pakistan, Asia
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Syed Atef Amjad Ali
Publisher: Trust for History, Art and Architecture of Pakistan (THAPP) Sponsor: Embassy of Switzerland; Canada Fund for Local Initiatives; THAPP
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Rights: Embassy of Switzerland; Canada Fund for Local Initiatives; THAPP

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