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The hill has innumerable medicinal herbs and plants and therefore the cool breeze is said to cure ailments.

FLORA: There are various plant-species found in this sacred hillock. The plants fall into Tropical dry evergreen thorn and degraded southern Tropical thorn forests. Commonly found plants are Manilkara hexandra, Mimusops elengi, Albizia amara, Memecylon umbellatum, Diospyros ferrea, Diospyros ebenum, Strychnos nux vomia, Strychnos potatorum, Diospyros chloroxylon , Drypetes sepiarea (rare), Syzygium cumini, Canthirum decoccum, ziziphus glaberrima, Acacia leucophloea, Catunaregam spinosa, Buchanania lanzan, Sapinda emarginatus, Albizia amara, Albizia lebbek, Tamarindus indica, Azadirachta indica, Borassus flabellifer, Carissa carandas, Flacourtia indica, Grewia sp., Ixora arborea, Tarenna ascatica, Memecylon umbellatum, Garcinia spicata, Dodonaea viscose, Glycosmis pentaphylla, Ochna squarrosa, Gmelina asiatica, Hemidesmus indicus, Calliea cinerea, Carissa spinarum, Albiziz amara, Cassia fistula, Randia dumentorum, Cassia auriculata, Canthum dicoccum, Aristida setaca and Heteropogon contortus.

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FAUNA: Jackal (Canis aureus), Jungle cat (Felis chaus), Palm squirrel (Funambulus pennanti), Hare ( Lepus nigricollis nigricollis), Common mongoose (Harpestes edwardsiI), Shrew (Suncus sp.), Pangolim (Manis crassicaudata), Pariah kite (Milvus migrans govinda), Brahminy kite(Haliastuf indus), Patridge (Francolinus pondicerianus), Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea), Spotted owlet (Athene brahma), Common rat snake ( Ptyas mucosus), Cobra (Naja naja) and Green whip snake (Ahaetulla nasutus).

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