The Dev Narayan forest is protected by the Kharkhedi Village community members. History of Dev Narayan CCA is 150 year old. The Villagers believe the forest hill-top, famously known as ‘Dev Narayan Maharaj’ to be the seat of Lord Dev Narayan. On every Sunday the community gathers to worship Lord Vishnu, ‘Devnarayana’ at the temple. The priest in this Sacred Grove belongs to the Panda community and is responsible for the conservation of the area as well as the upkeep and maintenance of the Mandir. In 1990 the Village community came together and formed the Dev Narayan Forest Protection Committee which has laid down bye-laws for the efficient governance of the CCA.