Authors : Minakshi Mahajan and Rajendra Patil
Page Nos : 5-6
Sacred groves are the sources of habitat and conservation of flora,, fauna and biological resources. They have great impact on the environment. Sacred groves are the ecosystem conserved through traditional belief in particular localities. They maintained the microclimate and regulate the low range of temperature. They maintain the groundwater level and act as a water reservoir. We have visited some of the sacred groves in Mulshi Taluka, Pune District. Biodiversity maintained in sacred groves have their role in maintaining ecological process in a balanced state essential for survival of living organisms.