Sacred Grove

Sacred Groves are forest patches traditionally protected by native communities due to religious significance. These undisturbed forests provide a safe haven to several species of flora and fauna since no form of life can be harmed in a Sacred Grove. Maharashtra has about 250 sacred groves, known as Devraai which provide many ecosystem services like clean water, fresh air and climate regulation. This Sacred Grove is an attempt to share with you some of the traditional Indian biodiversity conservation practices.