Kerala is a tourism land of India rich in culture and heritage with so many ancient history of evolution of the place and people here. Kerala is an example for communal harmony in the Country of India where all the religions dwells in peace and harmony. Kerala have some of the famous ancient temples of the world, famous churches where pilgrims come from all around the world it was Kerala only where first church was built on the land of India, thousands years old mosques of various pious preachers and also Jewish Synagogues. These pilgrims have their own blend of architecture and uniquely depicts the art and architecture of ancient time and is an example of various architectures used in a single monument or pilgrim centers. Culture of Kerala has been elaborated through centuries of contact with neighboring and overseas cultures.
Temples In Kerala – Kerala has a rich history and it goes back to Cheras of the third century BC. Kerala temples have different architecture styles that glorifies the art of the period on which they were built. Temples in Kerala are made of beautiful carving with the use of stone, brick, laterite and wood.Many of them are made in Indo Dravadian style.Temples in the state clearly depicts how richly this place was blessed with art and architectures.Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple, Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Chottanikkara Temple, Mannarassala Temple, Ananthapura Lake Temple and the Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple are some of the famous and important temples of Kerala.
Churches In Kerala– Kerala is the state where first church on the land of Indai was built. Christianity came to Kerala long before it became the official religion of the Roman Empire. St. Thomas, one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ set up seven and a half churches in Kodungallur, Palayur, Paravur, Kokomangalam, Niranam, Chayal, and Kollam. There are churches of thousand years old. Some of the famous churches of Kerala are Saint Thomas Church Malyattoor, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, St. Andrews Forane Church , St. Mary’s Church Champakulam, Our Lady of Dolours Basilica.
Mosques In Kerala– Islam came to India with the Arab merchants and traders on the Malabar Coast in the 7th century. Kerala was an important hub for traders from arab which gave birth to the religion in India. Kerala is home to some of te most ancient mosques of the country. Mosques have a beautiful architectural designs carved out in stones and wood. Some of the prominent mosques of Kerala areBeemapally Mosque, Cheraman Juma Masjid, Jamaat Mosque, Kanjiramattom mosque, Malik Dinar Mosque, Nainar Mosque, Odathil Mosque, Palayam Mosque, Pazhayangadi Mosque.
Synagogues Of Kerala– Kerala is a place where all religions around the world. Jews in India were sailors from King Solomon’s time.There is no set architectural design and therefore exteriors and interiors of synagogues vary greatly.Most of the synagogues of Kerala have perished with time and also due to lack of proper maintenance. Some of the famous synagogues of Kerala are Parur Synagogue, Kadakumbagam Synagogue, Chennamangalam, Pardesi Synagogue and many more.