Kaleshwar Mandir Lake Wetland

WETLAND 6095 | TALUKA: KUDAL

Seasonal Area (Ha)1.14
Permanent Area (Ha)0
Lat, Long16.002363,73.637723
JurisdictionPrivate landholders

Wetland type:  Inland, shallow water wetland

Violations Reported: 03

Kaleshwar Mandir Lake Map

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

  • Buffering communities from extreme events as floods and storms
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Water purification
  • Acts as a sink for sediments
  • Habitat for noteworthy fauna species

WETLAND FEATURES 

It’s a shallow-water seasonal wetland. This Wetland has good habitat for migratory birds & noteworthy flora and fauna species .

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Cultural & Spiritual Significance

Shri Kaleshwar Mandir, according to natives of Nerur village) is a ancient temple on the bank of the Lake. It is dedicated to the village deity.The temple dates back 700 to 800 years, when, according to legend, a brahmin dug into the ground and discovered a natural lingam, an emblem of Shiva. The temple was founded on that spot, and the lingam is now enshrined in the temple’s sanctum sanctorum. There is also very traditional old ant hill temple of Sateri. The architecture as well as the interior is very traditional. Ethnographical reports of the last hundred years suggest that anthill worship is an ancient cult that survives in many parts of India up to the present day. The cult once occupied a central place in Vedic and Hindu religion, and from at least as early as the first  millennium B.C., and probably earlier, it has figured prominently – if somewhat incomprehensibly – in rituals associated with all the critical events of human life, including birth, marriage, sickness, and death. Anthills have also played an important part in the consecration of temples, the warding-off of evil, ritual destruction of an enemy, calling divine witness, and securing material prosperity

BIO-DIVERSITY STUDY

Number of species spotted at location by our expert team

FLORA SPECIES

28

FAUNA SPECIES

54

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FLORA FAUNA CHECKLIST