• Nature worship has been an age old tribal belief based on the premise that all creations of nature have to be protected.
  • Such beliefs have preserved several virgin forests in pristine form called Sacred Groves (the forest of God and Goddesses),
  • These patches of forest and parts of large forests have been left untouched by the local people and any interference with them is banned.
  • Certain societies revere a particular tree which they have preserved from time immemorial.
  • The Mundas and the Santhal of Chota Nagpur region worship Mahua (Bassia latifolia) and kadamba (Anthocaphalus cadamba) trees.
  • Tribals of Odisha and Bihar worship tamarind (Tamarindus indica) and mango (Mangifera indica) trees during weddings. 
  • Peepal and Banyan trees are considered sacred to many of us.
  • Indian society comprises several cultures , each with its own sets of traditional methods of conserving nature and its creation.
  • S acred qualities are often ascribed to springs , mountain peaks , plants and animals .
  • Troops of Macaques and langurs are found around the temple. They are fed and treated as devotees of the temple .
  • In and around Bishnoi villages in Rajasthan , herds of blackbuck, (chinkara), nilgai and peacocks can be seen as an integral part of the community and nobody harms them.

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.