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Socio-cultural perspectives to the sacred groves and serpentine worship in Palakkad district, Kerala.

  title={Socio-cultural perspectives to the sacred groves and serpentine worship in Palakkad district, Kerala.},
  author={K. Murugan and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and K. Swarupanandan and M. Remesh},
  journal={Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge},
Sacred groves (kavukal) are seen through out Kerala, having varied forms, cultural practices and belief systems. The vegetation in the groves is highly varied viz. mangroves, fresh water swamps, or other tropical forest types. Deities worshipped in the groves are also highly varied. One such type is the sacred grove dedicated to serpent God and serpent worship is considered to be one of the oldest and most prevalent forms of nature worship in the world. While serpent worship is seen through out… 
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