FOUR NEW REPORTS OF SACRED GROVES FOR THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA
KALPIT MHATRE 1 AND RAJENDRA SHINDE2
1 Department Of Botany, Arts, Commerce and Science College, Lanja, Ratnagiri 2 Department Of Botany, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
The present paper deals with new report of 4 sacred groves from the Raigad district of Maharashtra State. While conducting an ethnobotanical survey in the district, authors have explored 4 sacred groves which on critical study revealed that these are not reported previously and therefore these sacred groves are being reported first time from the district and thus forms a new report of sacred groves for the state of Maharashtra. A taxonomic study of all the plant species found in all the 4 sacred groves has been carried out. It has been observed that a huge diversity of plant species is being conserved in sacred groves.
Key Words: Raigad, Sacred grove, New report, Conservation, Ethnobotany[Download]