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Deva Kadu

In Kodagu, Deva kaad (sacred groves) are scattered all over Kodagu, and do enjoy protection. Prior to 2002 these forest regions were not recognized under any of the existing laws. But in 2002 an amendment was brought in Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 to include Deva Kaad (Sacred Groves) under the act.  All Kodava Okkas  protect such groves. Each grove is associated with a presiding deity, and the groves are referred to by different names in different parts of Kodagu. They were maintained by local Okkas with hunting and logging strictly prohibited within these patches. There are lots of native trees in these patches.

Even though the Govt in its census of 1951 says there was 7895 acres of deevarkaadu, onlu about 2500 Acres of devakaad is listed here across 194 locations.

By Location

Location Extent in acres
Arapat  
Bhagavathi,Patothappa Ishwara and Choundi             40
Arapat  Bhagavathi                                                       20
Arapat Bhagavathi-poodavada Keri                             47
Aimangala  
Madeva Kaad,Badrakali,Aiyappa& choundi Kaad        6.8
Aiyvathoku     
Chennapare dedicated to Aiyappa    
Arameri  
Kaad Pannangalathamme                                             0.8
Ur Uduve                                                                          0.5
Ishwara & Ayyappa Sthana                                           1
Arji  
Kaad badrakali, Harijana deva kaad                             22.5
Arvathoklu  
Aiyappa Deva Kaad                                                     12
Balamberi  
Attached to Badrakali                                                   5
Mangot Aiyappa deva Kaad                                         30
Badrakali                                                                      2
Ayyappa Kaad                                                                5
Mangot Sarthavu kaad,Kotath Kaad                            65
Scared to Kothappa                                                     0.1
Dedicated to Palangett Badrakali                                 2
Balgod  
Attached to Badrakali                                                  1
Bavali  
Arakat Deva Kaad                                                    10
Begur(Ponnampet)  
Dedicated to Ayyappa                                              2
Bengur  
Ayyappa Kaad                                                         0.5
Beth  
Attached to Poovadiamma&Makki                          12
Badrakali/Poovadi                                                   5
Betoli  
Badrakali                                                                 30
Billugunda  
Uttharat Aiyappa Devada Kaad                              5.25
Bollarimad  
Deva Kaad-Aiyappa Bane                                   23
Bollmaad  
Dedicated to Karinguthi Choundi                           9
Dedicated to Maderappa                                        10
B Shettigeri   
Maleyacha Kaad  
Buttangala  
Kalakeri Ayyappa                                                3
Chelavara  
Ponala sarthavu                                            25
Chembebellyur  
Malar Aiyappa                                                      12
Makkat Aiyappa                                                    3
Devanigeri  
Devanigeri Ishwara,Aiyappa Devada Kaad         7.5
Aiyapanda Kaad                                                    1
Attached to Ishwara temple                                1.5
Aiyyappa, Thathappa                                           25.75
Ayyappa ,Angarappa,Bottekara aiyapa Kaad      23.5
Halligattu  
Deva Kaad                                                          10.58
Gubdiyath Ayyappa deva Kaad                          19.58
Hathur  
Attached to Badrakali                                         16
Ikola  
Ayyappa Bana                                                  3
Ayyappa Kaad                                                 1.5
Kadanga Murur  
Badrakali                                                         5
Deva Kaad                                                     40
Ayyappa deva Kaad                                       2
Dedicated to Badrakali and Vishnumurti         3
Kadnur  
Attached to Kadnur Bhagavathi Temple        30
Dedicated to Ayyappa                                48
Kaikad  
Makkot Mahalakshmi Deva Kaad                 21
Kandangala  
Scared to Badrakali                                      3
Attached to Jod Bagavathi temple                28
Ayyappa Devada Kaad                                 3
Ayyappa Devada Kaad- Dodda Keri             5
Attached to Jod Bhagavathi-Dodda Keri       23
Ayyappa Kaad-Rudraguppe- Marodi Keri     16
Karada  
Dedicated to Karada bhagavathi                 9
Kedamullur  
Choudi Bera                                               5
Kirandad  
Ayyappa Kaad                                              0.5
Thangalakeri Ayappa                                  1
Koalthod bygod  
Bhadrakali,Ayyappa,Mahadeva                  26.5
Kodambur-Murnad  
Ayyappa Devada Kaad                                0.5
Koikeri  
Nelliyat Bane & Bagavathi                         3
Kokkeri  
Bhagavathi Kaad  
Kolakeri  
Bhagavathi                                                 5
Ayyappa deva Kaad                                   27
Botecheeva Kad                                         10
Ayyappa Kad                                           2.5
Kolathod  
Ayyappa devada Kaad                              30
Ayyappa,Ishwara and Badrakali                32
Vishnumurthi deva Kaad,Ayyappa            0.75
Vana Bhadrakali                                       7
Konanajgeri  
Bhadrakali deva Kaad 18
Poda Kaad 0.8
Bhadrakali 10
Kongana  
Oleri Ayyappa Kaad,Badnad Ishwara Kaad 4
Kuklur  
Forest scared to Ayyappa  
Kunda  
Choundi,Poovvedamma and Mari Kauv devada Kaad 20
Badrakali -Kunda Kuklur 3
Aaiyra bill Ayyapanda Kaad-Kunda -Mugutageri 1
Forest scared to all the village gods-Kunda-Bottyiath Naad 8
Kunjalageri  
Bothlappa 35
Badrakali 3
Badrakali Bane 4.7
Bottalappa Ishwara 2
Maderappa 6
Bothalappa Kaad, Badrakali 3
Kunjalageri Vishnu 5
Kunjila  
scared to Ayyappa, Bhagavathi 7
Scared to Ayyappa 8
Ayyappa deva Kaad 0.5
Ayyappa Bana,Kalimani Kaad 21
Kutandi  
Ayyapanda Choundi bana  
Maale Accha Kaad 2
Maggula  
Badrakali Devada kaad  
Maithadi  
Attached to Bollli bill Aiyappa 2.5
Mandath Kaad, Aiyappa Devada Bana Kaad 9
Ayyappa Kaad 6
Mandath Choundi Kaad, ayyappa Kaad  13
Marandod  
Aiyappa Kaad 2
Ayyappa Devada Kaad 5
Murnad Badaga  
Vishnumurthi deva Kaad  
Deva Kaad 0.18
Ayyappa kaad 1
Nalkeri  
Dedicated to Kakot Ishwara 1
Deva Kaad 20
Madroopa 5
Povadi kaad,Choundi Kaad,Deva Kaad 20
Nalvathoklu  
Aiyappa &Bottecheeva 3
Nangala  
Ayappa Kaad 1
Badrakali  & Aiyappa Kad 4.5
Napokulu     
Aiyappa– Kannangeri 0.75
Vishnappa– Kannangeri               
Aiyappa Kaad– Naleyangeri 0.3
Deva Kaad– Naleyangeri 6
Mallangot Ayyappa Kaad 0.3
Nariandada  
Vishnumurthi  
Bhagavathi Kaad 6
Nelji  
Iguthappa,Bagavathi,Ayyappa 313
Ayyappa Kaad 5.6
Palangala  
Kiimani Ayyappa,Ishwara Kaad,Potoda Badrakali Kaad 187
Bhagavati 5
Vishnumurthy 1
Pegalla  
Deva Kaad  
Rudraguppe  
Ur Ayyappa Kaad 4
Theral  
Kanika parameshwari 6
V Badaga  
Vishnu Kaad 2.5
Mahavishnu Kaad 2.84
Kammarlappa Deva Kaad 400
Yavakapadi  
Pannagalathamme 2.5
   
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