Scared Groves its Reflection on Local History and Cultural landscape of Kerala and Odisha
Local history is an indispensable part in the writing of the ‘history from below’. Sacred groves (Kavus) have a significant role in the local history of Kerala. The sacred groves are integral part of tribal cultural landscape of Odisha. This paper will discuss the sacred groves/ kavus function as a ‘Desachinnagal’ (signpost of a region) and its unique contribution to the local history of Kerala and also its pristine glory preserved through generation among the tribes of Odisha which became integral part of their culture.