Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove
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History of Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove
Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove was documented.
Considered the last remnant of a wide spread Yoruba tradition of establishing sacred groves in honor of Yoruba deities, the grove is a dense forest, dotted with art works, sculptures, sanctuaries and shrines honoring the goddess Osun and some other deities.
This is a very safe location.
What To Bring
Before heading to Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove, here are some helpful things to take along with you:
This grove is one of many that dotted the Yoruba southwest of Nigeria. Human encroachment and culture erosion leaves the Osun Osogbo Grove as the only one standing. It is of considerable size, estimated at 75 hectares. It straddles the Osun river, and has various shrines and sculptures.
The grove receives numerous visitors yearly, and there are various festivals and rituals taking place all year round at the grove.
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