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Devara Kaadu of Coorg

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  • March 11, 2021
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Devara Kaadu of Coorg

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Culture

In news

  • Sacred grove or devara kaadu of Coorg, Karnataka, was in news recently. 

Important value additions 

  • Devara Kaadu (Sacred Forest) is a small forest like grove marked as the adobe of the local deities.
  • Coorg has many hundred such sacred groves scattered all over the region.
  • Some of them are sprawling mini forests, while the rest are of smaller scales. 
  • The groves are left untouched due to their scared nature. 
  • Inside the Devara Kaadu there are shrines dedicated to various deities.

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