Devrai is the local name for sacred groves which over time manifests into small pockets of rich biodiversity hotspots.

A land lay barren ten years ago, but is transformed into a true Devrai, with over four hundred species of trees, shrubs, bamboos and vines. Its now a characteristic art centre tucked away in the hills of Panchgani, where Mandakini Mathur – a storyteller, poet and filmmaker, her husband Atul Mathur an OD Consultant and Executive Coach and Suresh Pungati a decorated Adivasi artist set up Devrai Art Village – a non-profit initiative, in 2008.

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