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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018
Commonly Used Sacred Plants in Tehsil Moorang, District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh
Abstract: Himachal Pradesh, the mountainous state of India is famous for its religious culture, traditions and its unique flora. People of this state are highly religious and variety of rituals related to deities is performed in various ways by local people. These rituals not only show humans relations with plants but also help in conserving these plants. The present study is carried out in Moorang tehsil of district Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh, regarding the sacred plants used by the locals in their own socio-cultural and religious activities. The information regarding the utilization of sacred plants in socio-cultural and religious activities was collected during the period (September, 2012 to October 2013) through personal observations, oral interviews and discussions with the villagers. The present study helps to understand how locals of Moorang tehsil are dependent on sacred plants and contributing towards the conservation of plants to safeguard their inherent socio-cultural and religious activities.
Keywords: Himachal, Kinnaur, Moorang, Flowers, Tribes
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,
Pages: 1770 - 1771