BIO-DIVERSITY OF MEDICO-RELIGIOUS PLANTS IN AND AROUND GAUTAM BUDDHA WILD LIFE SANCTUARY

BIO-DIVERSITY OF MEDICO-RELIGIOUS PLANTS IN AND AROUND GAUTAM BUDDHA WILD LIFE SANCTUARY, GAYA (BIHAR) Dillip Kumar Keshri Department of Zoology, T.S. College, Hisua, Nawada (Bihar) Abstract: The paper deals with fifty one species of plants associated with medicinal use of local inhabitants. Among them most of the plants are sacred to the local people and worshiped as Nakshatras (Constellattion) Trees or Sacred plants. Some of the Medico-religious plants are Acacia catechu, Aegle marmelos, Anthocephalous Chinensis, Artocarpous heterophyllus, Azdirachta indica, Butea Read More …

UNNOTICEBLE SACRED PLANTS SALVADORA IN NORTH GUJARAT

UNNOTICEBLE SACRED PLANTS SALVADORA IN NORTH GUJARAT (INDIA) D. N. Parmar and N. K. Patel Biology Department, Sheth M. N. Science college, Patan- 385 120 taxonomy.naren@gmail.com, http://plantethnobotany.ning.com Abstract: Sacred groves comprise of patches of forests or natural vegetation from a few trees to forests of several acres that are usually dedicated to local folk deities or tree spirits. These spaces are protected by local communities because of their religious beliefs and traditional rituals that run through several generations. Salvadora persica Read More …

SACRED PLANTS USED IN YAGYA (HAVAN) IN SABARKANTHA DISTRICT

SACRED PLANTS USED IN YAGYA (HAVAN) IN SABARKANTHA DISTRICT (NORTH GUJARAT) D. N. Parmar and N. K. Patel Department of Biology, Sheth M.N. Science College, Patan – 384 265. taxonomy. naren@gmail.com, http://plantethnobotany.ning.com Abstract: The Sanskrit word Yagya (Havan) means to do fire sacrifice. Yagya is in fact a combination of rituals recommended by Vedic Scriptures. A daily Havan is a ritual started in ancient Vedas to instill the strength of dedication for the common good of all. This is done Read More …

SACRED PLANT DIVERSITY AT TEMPLE FOREST OF BERNA VILLAGE AT HIMMATNAGAR TALUKA

SACRED PLANT DIVERSITY AT TEMPLE FOREST OF BERNA VILLAGE AT HIMMATNAGAR TALUKA, SABARKANTHA DISTRICT (NORTH GUJARAT) D. N. Parmar and N. K. Patel Department of Biology, Sheth M. N. Science College, Patan – 384265. taxonomy.naren@gmail.com Abstract: Temple forests are managed and maintained to serve the temple. This may include economic, ecological, social and religious functions. In Rajasthan many forests are managed to meet the requirement of temples, which in turn support religious and social functions. Shri Nath ji temple in Read More …