Sacred groves of Sikkim
Sikkim, one of the smallest state of the country with a total geographical of areas of 7096 km also harbors some such sacred areas with religious and/or historical background. There area sacred groves reported in all part of the state. All the sacred groves are attached to the local monasteries (Gumpas), dedicated to the deities and managed by the Gumpa authority or Lamas, or often by the village community. Out of many sacred groves found in Sikkim only 19 numbers of sacred groves are presented in this report.