Explore more about the Irula tribe and their culture.
The Irulas are indigenous tribes whose DNA test reveal close ancestral relation with the African population.
The irulas are forest-dwellers and hence they get their name, which literally means “People of the darkness”. They are known for overpowering and taming wild beasts.
Visit the famous porivarai rock paintings which are over 2000 years old and get a closer look at the lives of the ancient men. In Tamil, pori can mean sparks of fire and arai, a room. The Irulas use a flame to scare the bees away and come away with the honeycombs. The rock at Porivarai is about 300 feet high and 500 feet long. Paintings ranging from battle fields to cattle rearing, heards of animals to humans can be seen here.
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