List of Sacred Groves of India

The Sacred Groves comprises of patches of forest or natural vegetation- from a few trees to forests of several acres-that are usually dedicated to local folk deities. Here, we are giving the list of Sacred Groves of India which is very useful in the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.
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The Sacred Groves comprises of patches of forest or natural vegetation- from a few trees to forests of several acres-that are usually dedicated to local folk deities. The sacred groves are important repositories of flora and fauna diversity that have conserved by local communities in a sustainable manner.

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Here, we are giving the list of Sacred Groves of India which is very useful in the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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List of Sacred Groves of India

State

Local term for Sacred Groves

Number of Sacred Groves

Andhra Pradesh

Pavithravana

580

Arunachal Pradesh

Gumpa Forests (Attached to Buddhist monasteries)

101

Goa

Deorai, Pann

55

Jharkhand

Sarana

29

Karnataka

Devara Kadu

1531

Kerala

Kavu, Sara Kavu

299

Maharashtra

Devrai, Devrahati, Devgudi

2820

Manipur

Gamkhap, Mauhak (Sacred bamboo Reserve)

166

Meghalaya

Ki Law Lyngdoh, Ki Law Kyntang, Ki Law Niam

101

Orissa

Jahera, Thukuramma

169

Puducherry

Kovil Kadu

108

Rajasthan

Orans, Kenkris, Jogmaya

560

Tamil Nadu

Swwami shoal, Koikadu

752

Uttarakhand

Deo Bhumi, Bugyal (Sacred Alpine Meadows)

22

West Bengal

Garamthan, Harithan, Jahera, Sabitrithan, Santalburithan

39

The groves are often associated with ponds; streams or springs which help meet the water requirements of the local people. It also helps in the recharging the aquifers. This is a directly leads to protection of aquatic flora and fauna. For Example - Khecheoprai Lake in Sikkim.

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