Local Temples & Culture Tour with Ruba

Spirituality has always been one of Tamil Nadu’s biggest strengths. The moment devotees loose grip on their mind, they tend to move towards the abode of deities to find ultimate solace. When it comes to the temples dotted in this region, you might get tired of counting but the list won’t come to an end. Specifically we will visit Sri Pratyangira Devi (the temple of Kali, the destroyer), Sanishwara Bahawan (the temple of the 9 planets in the solar system), Hannuman temple (the perseverant hero from the classical book Ramayana) and Shiva temple of Irumbai (the most important in the area with ancient legends predicting Auroville). Ruba will fascinate you with all the stories and legends of the local hindu culture and will delight you with a typical Tamil village meal on a banana leaf as plate.

This tour requires advance registration (at least one day in advance) and require a minimum of 4 participant. The tour includes lunch and the cost is Rs. 1500 for guests, Rs. 1125 for guests under 30 years old, Rs. 750 for Auroville volounteers, and Rs. 450 for Aurovilians & Auroville New Comers. If you need more information, you can contact directly Ruba (8098845200) or write to joycommunity@auroville.org.in. For more information about activities, therapies and events in Joy Community, you can visit our Facebook page.

Tours Timing:

Every Saturday 10 am to 1:30 pm

Advance registration only:

Ruba (8098845200)

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About the Facilitator

Ruba is originally from Kottakarai, a village within the Auroville bioregion. She has been working in Joy Community since 12 years and decided to become a member of the Auroville family 3 years ago. When she got married at 15 years old, she started learning the arts of cooking, managing the house and “pleasing gods” from her mother, grand mother and a special aunt. She has always been a very curious person and during all her life she always kept learning the legends and actual details of local Tamil traditions. Being with Ruba is a delight, people come to learn so much from real village life and food, very different from what you can find in books or internet.