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Sacred Groves and Sacred Trees of Uttara Kannada...

M. D. Subash Chandran Madhav Gadgil

Sacred groves and sacred trees in a 25 kilometer area of Siddapur taluk (focal area).

Appendix - I

Sacred groves in the focal area

No.

Name of the grove

Village

Deities

Area in ha

1.

Hosakatte Bhutappa bana

Kavachur

Hosakatte-Bhutappa

0.045

2.

Choudibana

-do-

Choudama

0.193

3.

Gamadevarubana

-do-

Gamadevaru, Veerakallu (hero stone)

0.375

4.

Mastikatte

-do-

Masti

0.031

5.

Kuntbhutappana kan

-do-

Kuntbhutappa

0.078

6.

Manekere Choudamma bana

-do-

Choudamma

0.040

7.

Mariamman bana

Hittalkoppa

Mariamma

0.540

8.

Jatakadevara bana

-do-

Jatakadevaru

0.144

9.

Nagarabana

-do-

Nagappa (cobra) Choudi

0.003

10.

Birappa bana

-do-

Birappa

0.090

11.

Jatakadevaru

-do-

Jataka

0.525

12.

Choudibana

Arendur

Choudi

0.113

13.

Kattedevara bana

-do-

Kattedevaru Hulidevaru (leopard) Gamadevaru

0.050

14.

Gamadevaru bana

-do-

Gamadevaru

0.030

15.

Mariamman bana

-do-

Mariamma

0.012

16.

Nagarabana

-do-

Nagappa

0.010

17.

Bhutappana bana

-do-

Bhutappa

0.005

18.

Bhutappana bana

Arendur

Bhutappa

0.003

19.

Bhutappana bana

-do-

Bhutappa

0.012

20.

Devammana bana

-do-

Devamma

0.006

21.

Bhutappana bana

-do-

Bhutappa

0.046

22.

Birappana bana

-do-

Birappa

0.054

23.

Bhutappana bana

-do-

Bhutappa

0.010

24.

Holkavi Choudammana bana

-do-

Choudamma

0.041

25.

Devaravatti kanu

Mattigar

Jatakappa Chouda mma Birappa

0.855

26.

Brahma/Nagappa bana

-do-

Brahma Nagappa

0.018

27.

Yaxi bana

-do-

Yaxi

0.075

28.

Varamakki Bhutappana bana

-do-

Varamakki bhutappa

0.030

29.

Hulibesi Bhutappana bana

-do-

Hulibesibhutappa

0.039

30.

Kadanmattibiralu bana

-do-

Biralu

0.120

31.

Kuntbhutappana bana

Golgudu

Kuntbhutappa

0.037

32.

Hulidevarubana

-do-

Hulidevaru

0.07

33.

Kappehondadabhutappana bana

-do-

Kappehondada bhutappa

0.033

34.

Thotada Choudammana bana

-do-

Thotada Choudamma

0.048

35.

Heddarkatte Bhutappana bana

-do-

Heddarikatte Bhutappa

0.051

36.

Maddele Bhutappana bana

-do-

Maddele Bhutappa

0.050

37.

Jatakadevaru bana

Harlikoppa

Jataka Hulidevaru Nagara

0.525

38.

Choudibana

-do-

Choudi Nagappa

0.055

39.

Kadkod Choudamma bana

Aralihonda

Choudamma

0.600

40.

Kadkod Birappadevaru bana

-do-

Birappa

0.630

41.

Choudibana

-do-

Choudi

0.195

42.

Bhutappana bana

Aralihonda

Bhutappa

0.045

43.

Bommadevaru kanu

Akkunji

Bommadevaru Birappa

0.123

44.

Choudammana bana

-do-

Choudamma

0.105

45.

Kere Bhutappana bana

-do-

Kerebhutappa

0.020

46.

Akshayabhutappana bana

Kalyanpur

Akshayabhutappa

0.042

47.

Choudammanabana

-do-

Choudamma

0.021

48.

Maddelebhutappana bana

-do-

Maddelebhutappa

0.060

49.

Jattibana

-do-

Jatakappa Chou damma (Kereyamma)

0.600

50.

Kuntbhutappana bana

-do-

Kuntbhutappa

0.029

51.

Karehondadabhutappana kanu

-do-

Karihondabhutappa

0.150

52.

Bhutappanabana

Dugdimane

Bhutappa Choudi

0.135

53.

Choudibana

-do-

Choudi

0.240

54.

Jatakadevarubana

-do-

Jataka

0.04

 

Total area under groves

   

7.502 ha

Appendix - III

Details of the kan patches (safety forests-cum-sacred groves in the traditional landuse systems) of Sirsi and Siddapur taluks of Uttara Kannada which were included in the forest working plan for selection felling of industrial timbers (Shanmukhappa, 1966).

No.

Forest village

Gazetted area in acres

1.

Advalli

30-4-0

2.

Kop

23-0-0

3.

Sarda

26-0-0

4.

Kalgar

59-25-0

5.

Molinonkeri

65-39-0

6.

Herehulekal

108-33-0

7.

Heggar

6-0-0

8.

Arehalli

769-0-0

9.

Girgadde

35-33-0

10.

Aigod

61-34-0

11.

Balekop

60-36-0

12.

Ballate

130-33-0

13.

Halgaddekop

6-33-0

14.

Kangod

328-32-0

15.

Kondli

146-34-0

16.

Maddikop

11-2-0

17.

Nidgod

42-16-0

18.

Archhanhalli

87-8-0

19.

Gadihalli

121-20-0

20.

Gonur

120-28-0

21.

Margundi

38-10-0

22.

Vaddikop

45-13-0

23.

Venkatapur

39-30-0

24.

Bhasi

145-25-0

25.

Kop

214-36-0

26.

Gudnapur

273-33-0

27.

Kalli

184-33-0

28.

Doddanhalli

29-15-0

29.

Gangolli

43-38-0

30.

Kalkardi

98-4-0

31.

Kandraji

363-34-0

32.

Kuphalli

207-30-0

33.

Malalgaon

113-39-0

34.

Mavinkop

36-35-0

35.

Kodigar

49-24-0

36.

Karur

87-22-0

37.

Modur

42-35-0

38.

Gurvalli

132-25-0

39.

Kakkalli

212-0-0

40.

Kanmuski

141-21-0

41.

Menshi

48-10-0

42.

Vanhalli

410-3-0

43.

Kodgadde

44-20-0

44.

Avarguppa

228-7-0

45.

Mulgund

1039-32-0

46.

Balguli

54-35-0

47.

Tyagli

4-2-0

48.

Bidarkan

133-8-0

49.

Golikai

85-21-0

50.

Heggadmane

25-35-0

51.

Henantemane

11-14-0

52.

Kolsirsi

229-26-8.5

53.

Kunji

94-28-0

54.

Moggegar

226-7-0

55.

Muttalli

397-4-0

56.

Muttagi

198-14-0

57.

Tyarhi

32-13-0

58.

Uppadki

33-16-0

59.

Gunjgod

61-33-0

60.

Hosmanji

105-23-0

61.

Itgi

13-11-0

62.

Shigihalli

38-10-0

63.

Alwalli

26-32-0

64.

Chandraghatgi

6-12-0

65.

Hemgar

128-0-0

66.

Menshi

47-12-0

67.

Akkunji

68-38-0

68.

Arendur

33-25-0

69.

Hosur

84-3-0

70.

Muswalli

34-18-0

71.

Kodkani

735-0-0

72.

Korlkai

252-25-0

73.

Nalavjaddi

499-32-0

  Grand total of the kan area 10,179-11-8.5 acres or 4121 hectares

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