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Tadoba from the Era of Gonds Culture

Tadoba - Era of Gonds Culture

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023
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Tadoba’s new name is Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. The name changed because of the merging of two ranges the Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary. This tiger reserve is located in Chandrapou District, state of Maharastra, India.

The amazing fact about this tiger reserve is that it is the oldest national park established in the year 1955. The area covered by this national park is 625.4 square km.

About “Then” of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve:

Earlier when Tadoba was established, it used to cover 116.55 square km in the year 1955, and the other range of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary used to cover 508.85 square km in 1986 the year of its establishment.

Tadoba National Park was named after the god, “Tadoba” and “Taru”, which was well worshiped by the local Adivasi and it still contains the same value in the heart of the local community. It is believed that the god “Taru” who was the ruler of the village was killed in the notable encounter with the tiger.

So people who used to live there, build the temple which is dedicated to lord “Taru”. This temple is situated on the Shore of Tadoba Lake. This temple is another reason for the popularity of this place. And in the month of December to January also popularly known as Pausha you will witness lots of crowds as the locals visit Tadoba Temple in the annual fair.

About “Now” of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve:

Tadoba is one of the most remarkable and visited destinations in the state of Maharastra, India. The reason behind this is its natural heritage and rich biodiversity, and it also contains one of the best forest tracks. Tadoba is home to the highest number of flora with a population of 159 species and you have a lot to discover in this park when it comes to different species of fauna with approximately 115 tigers, 151 leopards, and over 300 other rare wildlife. You can explore this you just need to do a pre- Tadoba Safari Booking and you are all ready to explore the whole of Tadoba.

Interesting Ancient Beliefs of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve:

● The Place Which Was ruled By the Gonds Dynasty: The place was ruled by the Gonds dynasty. Even the district Chandrapur was also discovered by the Raja Khandkhya Ballal Shah where Tadoba Tiger Reserve was one of the most popular and interesting destinations for the people of the district Chandrapur. He was the 10th Gond ruler. The Gond tribe still lives in the neighboring areas.

● Tiger “The Protector of Land”: The Gond tribe believes that the tiger should be the king of the jungle. As tiger is the symbol of power, strength, and bravery. They believe this because the god “Taru” was killed when he had an encounter with a tiger. So their belief in this is really strong. Their belief is so strong in this that they even worship the tiger and pray to it as everybody worships a god. They consider the tiger as a protector of the land.

● Clockwise rotation is Sinful in Gond Culture: This belief is very strange and unique. The Gond tribe believes that anti-clock rotation works as a fortune for them but at the same time, clockwise rotation is considered evil and sinful. You will be surprised to know that when the people who belong to this place started using clocks, they even invented an anti-clock rotational clock. Now, that clock is only available during the Gond festival only.


So, every place holds a rich history you just need to dig deeper into the place. And every history tells a story about every individual who lives there. The opportunity of exploring a place with a richness of varied flora and fauna is nothing just a blessing from the people who worked harder to provide you with this today. I hope you liked this blog and found it interesting.

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