Priyanka Tudu* & Kunul Kandir
University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 06th January, 2020 ; Revised : 07th February, 2020
Abstract:- India is an important biodiversity center with over 45000 various plant species. Since ages conservation of natural resources has been an integral aspect of many indigenous communities all over the world. These people are largely dependent on their traditional system, for their information to be passed on from generation to generation through oral communication. The Santhal tribe of Dumka district of Jharkhand has preserved their ritual and culture. Santhal tribe is the leading tribe of the state of Jharkhand. They have a unique culture. Marriage is an important aspect in the life of Santhal people. The present work focuses on the plants used in marriage ceremonies. There are ten documented plants which are used during marriage ceremonies. These plants belong to nine different families. These plants are considered to be of great importance due to their religious and medicinal uses.
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