Sacred Groves are:
(A) parts of large forests that have been left untouched by the local people.
(B) places for grazing animals.
(C) forests earmarked for commercial felling of trees.
(D) forests used for planting trees with medicinal properties.
So, the correct answer is (a) - Parts of large forests that have been left untouched by the local people.
- 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).