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Medicinal garden with 125 plant varieties costing 54 lakhs to open today

Medicinal garden with 125 plant varieties costing 54 lakhs to open today

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Medical gardenPuttur, Sep 13, 2016: Koti and Chennayya are legendary twins and cultural folk heroes of Tulunadu. While their birth place Padumale in Puttur taluk is being developed as a heritage spot, the forest department has now set up a Rs 54 lakh medicinal garden in memory of their mother Deyi Baidethi. The garden is spread across 9.5 acres of land, beside Padumale.

Of the 9.5 acre land on a hillock, 6.75 acre has been fenced to house 125 varieties of 400 plus medicinal plants. The main objective is to spread the knowledge of medicinal plants among the local population. The park will be inaugurated by forest minister B Ramanath Rai on Today Sept 13,Tuesday.

Range forest officer, Puttur range, Mangaluru division, VP Kariappa said the garden as been demarcated into seven zones called vanas.

The Rashi Nakshatra Vana has 48 types of medicinal plants associated with 12 rashis; Navagraha Vana has nine type of medicinal plants associated with grahas; Astadikpalakara vana has plants associated with eight directions; Shiva Panchayat Vana has a medicinal plant associated with Lord Shiva namely Bilwa patra plant and Moolika vana has 15 types of roots.

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Sushanth, Mysore Tue, September-13-2016, 2:09
We have to visit the nature park. Our younger ones have to make known the values as they are missing many thing . The become busy with the studies and do no get time for refreshing themselves. if they get time they become busy with TV or mobiles . We have to take them to such places. It gives relaxation along with enjoyment.
Mohammed Kunj, Kasaragod Tue, September-13-2016, 1:53
Medicinal Herbs are Natural way of healing ailments . Now we are going back to the past , as we have face the effects of science and medicine
Aadhitya rai, Medikeri Tue, September-13-2016, 1:33
Garden with the medicinal herbs strange and sounds interesting too.
Sandesh Acharya, Mangaluru Tue, September-13-2016, 1:31
There are so many medicinal plants around most of the times we are unaware of it. Hence it is good move by Koti Chennaya and also thank all those who have shown their active support
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