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    Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site is Tamil Nadu’s first biodiversity heritage site

    A total of 193.215 hectares of land spread across the villages of Arittapatti and Meenakshipuram in the district of Madurai in Tamil Nadu was notified as Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site under the Biological Diversity Act of 2002. More on Times Travel.

    Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site is Tamil Nadu’s first biodiversity heritage site

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    A total of 193.215 hectares of land spread across the villages of Arittapatti and Meenakshipuram in the district of Madurai in Tamil Nadu was notified as Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site under the Biological Diversity Act of …

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    With the Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site, one more gem got added to the world of conservation. A total of 193.215 hectares of land spread across the villages of Arittapatti and Meenakshipuram in the district of Madurai in Tamil Nadu was notified as Arittapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site under the Biological Diversity Act of 2002.

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    With this new addition, now India has 19 biodiversity heritage sites.

    What makes Arittapatti village important?

    There are several attractions in Arittapatti village but the most notable geographical feature is the chain of seven barren granite hillocks. This rocky landscape surprisingly supports a total of 72 lakes, 200 natural springs and three check dams. One of these lakes, Anaikondan Lake, dates back to the 16th century Pandya kingdom.

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    Apart from these granite hillocks, Arittapatti Village is also home to a number of megalithic structures, rock-cut temples that are 2,200 years old, several Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions, and a very rich population and fauna and avifauna. The region has approximately 250 species of birds which includes three flagship raptor species: Laggar falcon, shaheen falcon and bonelli’s eagle. The region also has endangered animal species such as slender loris, Indian pangolin and python.

    What are Biodiversity Heritage Sites?

    Biodiversity heritage sites are biological areas with unique and ecologically fragile ecosystems comprising rare and threatened species. These kinds of areas are usually home to important species that are not only endemic or endangered but can also be either keystone species, flagship species or umbrella species.

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    Arittapatti village notified as Tamil Nadu's first biodiversity heritage site

    The 'Aritapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site', the first of its kind in the state, is located in Aritapatti hamlet and is made up of a series of seven desolate granite hills.

    Arittapatti village notified as Tamil Nadu's first biodiversity heritage site

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    Published on Nov 25, 2022 06:21 PM IST

    The site has various megalithic structures, Tamil Brahmi inscriptions, Jain rock formations, and 2200-year-old rock-cut temples, which have historical value.(@supriyasahuias/Twitter)

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    Tamil Nadu Gets Its First Biodiversity Heritage Site In Arittapatti Village

    In Madurai, a quaint village finally gets recognised for its diverse wildlife, vibrant greenery and rich history

    Tamil Nadu Gets Its First Biodiversity Heritage Site In Arittapatti Village

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    In Madurai, a quaint village finally gets recognised for its diverse wildlife, vibrant greenery and rich history

    OT Staff November 28 , 2022 01 Min Read

    Adding to Tamil Nadu’s rich repository of natural wonders, the state government announced Arittapatti village as its first Biodiversity Heritage site under section 37 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2022. Located near Melur in the Madurai district and spanning 193.21 hectares, the village has much to marvel at–from diverse flora and fauna to significant historical sites to ancient temples.

    Surrounded By Green

    With 72 lakes, 200 natural spring pools and three check dams supported by the seven hillocks surrounding it, the village is nothing short of a paradise on earth. To add to that, it is also nestled between Alagarmalai and Perumal forest reserves, making it a must-visit destination for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. Here, you can spot up to 250 species of birds, including laggar falcon, shaheen falcon and Bonelli's eagle, and exotic animals like the Indian pangolin and slender loris, among others.

    Rooted In History

    If you thought it was a place fit for nature lovers only, its historical lineage and the many ancient sites dot the village would prove you wrong.

    It is believed that one of the lakes, Anaikodan, was built in the 16th century during the Pandiyas reign. The village is hailed to have been inhabited by people for more than 2,000 years, as concluded from a reading of the urns recovered from the Kottaimedu area.

    The rock-cut Shiva temple, believed to be constructed in the 8th century, also presents a capturing historical fact as it is one of the only two places in Tamil Nadu where the Laguleesa’s statue–the revered Shaivite revivalist and founder of the Pashupata cult–was found. Of the numerous Jain beds found in Madurai, a prominent one–with 2,100-year-old Brahmi inscriptions and 1,000-year-old Vattezhutu inscription–is located at Kalinjimalai in this village.

    Even though it falls a few km ahead of Trichy, the village often gets unnoticed by travellers. The notification seeks to shed light on its ecological and historical treasures and even strengthen the local community’s participation in preservation and conservation initiatives.

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