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List of Sacred Groves of India

03-OCT-2016 12:13

    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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