ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDIES OF SADA SHIV SACRED GROVE, DISTRICT KANGRA, HIMACHAL PRADESH

  • POOJA SHARMA1, VIRENDER K. SANTVAN2, ARTI SHARMA3 AND BHAGWATI P. SHARMA4* 1. RESEARCH SCHOLAR OF SINGHANIA UNIVERSITY, RAJASTHAN, INDIA. 2. INSTITUTE OF INTEGRATED HIMALAYAN STUDIES (UGC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE), HIMACHAL PRADESH UNIVERSITY, SHIMLA, INDIA. 3. JWALAJI DEGREE COLLEGE, JAWALAMUKHI, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA. 4. NSCBM GOVT COLLEGE, HAMIRPUR, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA. Corresponding author’s e-mail: bp76sharma@gmail.com

Abstract

Ethnobotanical study was carried out in Sada Shiv sacred grove, located in Shivalik ranges of district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. The grove is dedicated to deity ‘Lord Shiva’ and shows subtropical type of vegetation. Rituals and cultural beliefs of the local people are playing significant role in conserving biodiversity of the grove. Information presented in this paper was gathered from temple priest, village head and local people of the area. Out of a total of 70 species, 30 ethnobotanical plant species comprising 19 families are documented in this study. The ethnobotanical plants used by local people are listed with their botanical names, vernacular names, family, part used and ethnobotanical uses.

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How to Cite
ARTI SHARMA3 AND BHAGWATI P. SHARMA4*, POOJA SHARMA1, VIRENDER K. SANTVAN2,. ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDIES OF SADA SHIV SACRED GROVE, DISTRICT KANGRA, HIMACHAL PRADESH. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 53, june 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/120>. Date accessed: 28 june 2017.

Keywords

Ethnobotany, Sada Shiv Sacred Grove, Conservation, Kangra.