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RELEGIONS OF KERALA

RELEGIONS:-
Religious has played a crucial role in Kerala’s culture.Mainly three religious in Kerals Hindu Muslim and Christian.As far as religion of Kerala is concerned, the origins could be traced to Hinduism.Then come in the Islamic faith and Christianity with its various sects.According to Government census 57.38 % of the population of Kerala is Hindus.23.33 Muslims and 19.32 Christians.
HINDUISAM:-
Hinduism the world oldest religion dates back to about 5000BC. The scared texts include the Vedas.Epics and Puranas aprart from other philosophical treatises.Hinduism is a way of life and is based on the principles of Sanathana Dharma.Hindus worship the supreme being under three forms,brahma – The Creator, Vishnu- The Preservator and Shiva- Destroyer.But In kerals we worship Baghavathi (Godess) . Most of the festival in kerala is depiction of BhHaghvathi . We have too many animal temples, mostly worships snakes also its their Deity .
ISLAM:-
Islam is believed entered in to india through kerala. There are historical records of commercial trading between keral and middleeast during 7 th century AD. The jews and Arabs of the pre- Islamic period were among the pioneers of spice trade with Kerala. The religion of islam was also by these traders from middle east. Who later settled in Coastal belt of Kerala. In this day muslims are very proficient in trade and commerce. Muslims in kerala , as anywhere else in the world, are close-knit unit clear- cut religious and political agenda.
CHRISTIANITY:-
The Syrian Christian of Kerala believe that St Thomas.On of the direct disciples of Christ landed near Muziris in 52 AD and established 7 Churches, of Which 4 Exist even today. There is recorded evidence of a theologian from Alexandria coming to kerala to preach the gospel in 180 AD and the migration of about 400 people from the middle east in the forth century an yet another exodus at the beginning of the 9 th century. The Portuguese who arrived in 1498 AD introduced latin rites. Later, during the British rule. The church misision society of London begin its work in the country.
Today there are five distinct branches of Christianity in kerala, The roman catholic church following either Syrian, Latin or Malayalam liturgies, The Orthodox Syrian church, The Mar Thomas Syrian church, the church of South India and Nestorian Church.
JUDAISM:-
Ther traders from middle east bought Judaism into kerala during 7th Century AD. Later these traders settled in Kochi. Jew town of the Judaism in Kerala. Today it is one of the few places of Judaism in the world where jew are living in peace. There is a synagogue in jew town. Today, jew town is one of the popular tourist location in kerala. Where one can find many interesting antiquities of kerala. Judaism is the first foreign religion comes in india.


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