Walawal Wetland

WETLAND 6094 | TALUKA: KUDAL

Seasonal Area (Ha)3.23
Permanent Area (Ha)2.14
Lat, Long16.003323, 73.602249
JurisdictionPrivate landholders

Wetland type: Inland, Fresh water lake

Violations Reported: 03

Walawal Map

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

  • Source of drinking water for people living and around
  • Source of water for agriculture
  • Buffering communities from extreme events as floods and storms
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Water purification
  • Acts as a sink for sediments
  • Habitat for noteworthy fauna species

CULTURAL & SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE

Shree Laxminarayan Temple at Walawal is a traditional example of the Hemadpanthi Style, developed to become the Maratha style of Temple architecture. It houses the deity that belongs to the 8th century which was shifted from Harmal, Goa to Walawal, Maharashtra in the 14th century due to Maratha-Mughal wars. Here, it was re-established by Chandrabhan Desai and Suryabhan Desai, who were then the administrators of the village. After 300 years, the temple was restored by Shivaji Maharaj on 13th November, 1668. The compound now encompasses multiple other holy shrines evolved over centuries. Shree Ghadvansa Temple, Shree Hanuman Temple, Shree Mulpurush Temple, Shree Rawalnath Temple and Shree Vishnu Temple.

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BIO-DIVERSITY STUDY

Number of species spotted at location by our expert team

FLORA SPECIES

196

FAUNA SPECIES

89

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BRIEF DOCUMENTATION REPORT

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FLORA FAUNA CHECKLIST