- The Bishnoi community belong to a Hindu religious sect.
- They are found in the Western Thar Desert and some northern states of India.
- They trace their origins to the teachings of Guru Jambhesvara who was born to a Panwar Rajput family in 1451 AD at Peepasar village of Nagore district in Western Rajasthan.
- They strictly forbid the harming of trees and animals.
- They believe in protecting the environment and can die doing it so.
- The person of this community are inspired and gets inspiration from Amrita Devi, a Bishnoi woman who was killed in 1730 while trying to protect a grove of khejri trees.
Latest News about the Bishnoi community
- People from the Bishnoi community are protesting against the “widespread” felling of Khejri trees for installing solar power plants in Rajasthan.