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Sacred Groves of Rajasthan through Folkloric Beliefs: An Overview

Author(s) Dhanapati Shougrakpam, Nivedita Chaudhary, Rashmika Goswami, Rijushna Gogoi
Country India
Abstract Sacred groves or sacred woods are groves of trees, related to traditional, religious & cultural beliefs & these areas are dedicated to local deities & ancestor spirits. They can be found as a section of a forest. They are excellent illustrations of in-situ conservation. These groves, which are around the nation in villages & cities, plains, and mountain areas, represent a priceless genetic diversity that helps to preserve our environment in many ways. Many extinct species that could have perished otherwise have been saved because of these virgin forest regions. Besides protecting biological diversity, the entire ecosystem aids in water & soil conservation. In the case of Rajasthan, sacred woods can be considered as one of the preservers of priceless ancient religious practices & traditional beliefs. Therefore, sacred forests offer humanity certain crucial ecological functions. In recent times, drastic changes around the globe have also impacted both religious practices and biological integrity. The destruction of the historic heritage has several causes, some of which need to be investigated, including changes in social beliefs, modernity, and the eroding of cultural practices. It becomes important to spread awareness of the management and conservation of various ecosystem services as well as to suggest management and conservation as an alternative strategy for the sustainability of forestry around human settlements.
Keywords Sacred groves, Beliefs and Customs, Biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Folkloric beliefs.
Field Sociology > Linguistic / Literature
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-19
Cite This Sacred Groves of Rajasthan through Folkloric Beliefs: An Overview - Dhanapati Shougrakpam, Nivedita Chaudhary, Rashmika Goswami, Rijushna Gogoi - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.20673
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.20673
Short DOI https://doi.org/gtvtws

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