Mangarbani: Delhi’s last sacred forest grove


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Environmentalists have often voiced their concern about the groundwater depletion in the NCR region. Mindless deforestation is aggravating this problem further. What can be described as possibly the last stretch of virgin forests in the NCR region, the Mangar Bani forests on the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway, also stand the risk of being uprooted.

The forests are marked by the divine presence of the five centuries old cult of Gudariya Baba. Locals believe that he attained enlightenment during his stay in the Mangar Bani forests and it is held that the place is in itself an old wise soul. Gudariya Baba’s teachings to his disciples included a warning that any harm by humans or even cattles shall invite the wrath of the wise soul.

According to a story published in Tehelka magazine: ‘Entertainment parks, like Gurgaon’s Kingdom of Dreams, could replace the stretch of the Aravalis along the Delhi border, which serves not only as a wildlife corridor but also as a groundwater recharge zone for the NCR.’

As students of journalism at AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, we are trying to bring the importance of these forests to the fore. Follow this space and check our updates to know more.

Your contributions are always welcome! Mail us at mangarbani@gmail.com.

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About mangarbani

I am Mangar Bani an ancient forest grove in Aravalli mountain ranges,India. Estimated Age- 4000 - 2500 million years old (Approx age of Mountain Ranges where I exist )

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  1. I really appreciate the hard work that you are doing on behalf of your cause. I’ve just nominated you for the Super Sweet Bloggers award.
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  2. Thank you for your inspirational blog. I have nominated you for the super sweet bloggers award.
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  3. Your love for our dear Mother Earth is heart felt. Progress unknowingly eats away at the very fibre that holds humanity together. Thank you for all your effort to help maintain this world heritage site.

  4. Thank you for posting this – sacred places should be saved for all generations. Please let me know if I can help. I have pushed it out on Facebook.

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