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| Last Updated:: 06/04/2016

Sacred Groves in Goa

 

 

 

 

Sacred Grove at Mharinganachi Rai 

 

 

 

 

In Goa, sacred groves are known by various names such as Devrai, Devran or Pann. The best preserved sacred groves of Goa are situated in Keri village of Sattari.

 

90 sacred groves have been documented in the state. Durgah and Rashtroli are the deities to which the sacred groves are dedicated in Goa.

 

 

 

 

Panels of village deities are lying inside Nirankarachi Rai 

 

 

 

  

Ceylon Oak, Red silk cotton tree and Pipal tree are among the most commonly found plant species in the sacred groves.

 

The tribes of Goa - Gavda, Kunbi, Velip and Dhangar-gouli - worship various forms of nature. They maintain the tradition of sacred cows, sacred goats, sacred banyan trees, sacred hills, sacred stones, sacred ponds and also sacred groves. A unique feature is the offering of terracotta animals in the groves.

 

 

 

Paikapann of Saturli 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 District-wise details of Sacred Groves

 

Goa

 

(Map courtesy: http://www.india.gov.in/maps/)

 

 

 

List of Sacred Groves in Goa

 

 

 

S.No.

Name of the Grove

Village Name

Taluk

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Ibrampur

Pernem

  1.  

Devachi Rai of Hankhane

Ibrampur

Pernem

  1.  

Rashtrolyachi Rai of Tembwada Hankhane

Ibrampur

Pernem

  1.  

Pirapeth of Angodwada

Ibrampur

Pernem

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Varconda

Pernem

  1.  

Nagardeshwar

Virnoda

Pernem

  1.  

Zalmyachi Rai

Paliem 

Pernem

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Cudnem

Bicholim

  1.  

Barazan

Cudchirem 

Bicholim

  1.  

Sidhdachi Rai of Vadaval

Latambarcem 

Bicholim

  1.  

Barazan

Mencurem

Bicholim

  1.  

Dad Devachi Rai

Mulgao

Bicholim

  1.  

Saterichi Rai    

Sarvona

Bicholim

  1.  

Nirankaryachi Rai of Vathadev

Sarvona

Bicholim

  1.  

Kontinchya Ajyachi Rai

Surla

Bicholim

  1.  

Pach Amyachi Rai

Ambeli

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Anjunem

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Birondem

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Buimpal 

Sattari

  1.  

Ajobachi Tali

Carambolim Brahma

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Carambolim Buzruco

Sattari

  1.  

Holiyechi Rai

Caranzol

Sattari

  1.  

Karalyachi Rai

Caranzol

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Choraundem

Sattari

  1.  

Devacho Hudo

Codal

Sattari

  1.  

Poshyachi Rai

Codvol

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Compordem

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Cudcem

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Dabem

Sattari

  1.  

Nirankarachi Rai

Dabem

Sattari

  1.  

Dhoopachi Rai

Derodem

Sattari

  1.  

Sidhdachi Rai

Golauli

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Gonteli

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Gululem

Sattari

  1.  

Mharinganachi Rai

Ivrem Buzruco

Sattari

  1.  

Nirankaryachi Rai

Maloli 

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai 

Mauzi

Sattari

  1.  

Sidhdachi Rai

Morlem

Sattari

  1.  

Ghotgachi Rai

Morlem

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Naguem

Sattari

  1.  

Vandevatechi Rai

Naneli

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Nanorem

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Pale

Sattari

  1.  

Mharinganachi Rai

Pissurlem

Sattari

  1.  

Pezali Devichi Rai

Pissurlem

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Ponsuli

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Poriem

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Quelaudem

Sattari

  1.  

Ajobachi Rai

Querim 

Sattari

  1.  

Pishachi Rai

Querim 

Sattari

  1.  

Maulichi Rai of Vagheri

Querim 

Sattari

  1.  

Baldyachi Rai

Querim 

Sattari

  1.  

Comachi Rai

Querim 

Sattari

  1.  

Bheryachi Rai

Rivem

Sattari

  1.  

Sidhdachi Rai

Saleli

Sattari

  1.  

Thevanyachi Rai

Saleli

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Satrem

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Surla

Sattari

  1.  

Zunya Gaokadchi Rai

Surla

Sattari

  1.  

Pach Amyachi Rai

Surla

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Xelopo Buzruco

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Xelopo Curdo

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Zarani

Sattari

  1.  

Devachi Rai

Zormen  

Sattari

  1.  

Paika Pann

Bati

Sanguem

  1.  

Paika Pann

Cumbari

Sanguem

  1.  

Paika Pann Khachkon

Molem

Sanguem

  1.  

Paika Pann

Naiquinim

Sanguem

  1.  

Paika Pann

Netorli

Sanguem

  1.  

Devachi Rai of Brahmani Maya

Surla

Sanguem

  1.  

Paika Pann

Tudou 

Sanguem

  1.  

Bhui Pann

Verlem

Sanguem

  1.  

Jaita Pann of Salgini

Verlem

Sanguem

  1.  

Devadongor

Rivona

Sanguem

  1.  

Vaghrya Pann

Rivona

Sanguem

  1.  

Paika Pann

Morpilla

Quepem

  1.  

Paika Pann

Cazur

Quepem

  1.  

Betala Pann

Barcem

Quepem

  1.  

Vaghrya Pann

Barcem

Quepem

  1.  

Gadgya Pann

Barcem

Quepem

  1.  

Shiva Pann

Barcem

Quepem

  1.  

Sidhda maddi

Barcem

Quepem

  1.  

Devi Pann

Barcem

Quepem

  1.  

Mahadeva Pann

Barcem

Quepem

  1.  

Durgadevi Pann

Barcem

Quepem

  1.  

Devati Pann

Bendordem

Quepem

  1.  

Paika Pann      

Mangal

Quepem

  1.  

Partagal

Poinguinim

Canacona

  1.  

Nasa Pann

Gaodongarim

Canacona

  1.  

Avali Dano

Cotigao

Canacona

  1.  

Kuske Dano

Cotigao

Canacona

  1.  

Badde Dano

Cotigao

Canacona

  1.  

Paika Pann

Tudal 

Canacona

Source:  Rajendra Kerkar – Sacred Groves in Goa