Native Jews of Ernakulum claim that the original Kadavumbagam Synagogue was built in the medieval port of Cranganore. One story relates that the Moors had arrived sometime earlier and had developed a good relationship with the native ruler. The Jews became involved in the lucrative spice trade and the Moors looked at them as competition to be gotten rid of. Therefore, the Moors persecuted the Jews and eventually they left their synagogue at Cranganore and re-settled in Ernakulum in 1154. The Rajah of Cochin was sympathetic to their plight and protected them. In 1200 they built the Kadavumbagam Synagogue. Another story indicates that in 1524, the Jews in Cranganore fled persecution by the Moors and settled in Ernakulum. A third tale indicates that in the mid 16th century, Jews in the area surrounding Ernakulum fled persecution by the Portuguese, thus winding up in Ernakulum under the beneficent hand of the Rajah of Cochin.
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Muziris Heritage - Day Tours is made up of a group of dedicated professionals based out of Kodungallur, India, who are committed to changing the relationship between travelers and the local people who deliver travel services with tour guides. Our Tour Guides in Cochin, Mangalore & goa, speak fluent and excellent English and are highly knowledgeable about the city's history, culture, people and...Read More
One of the tiniest and most ancient of all Jewish communities in the Diaspora is the Cochinim or the Cochin Jews in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. They trace their history on the Malabar coast 2,000 years ago, first landing on those pristine shores as sailors in the fleets of King Solomon to purchase spices, apes, peacocks and precious metals. Songs and oral traditions...Read More
Are you a bit tired of walking to explore God's Own Country? How about a backwater cruise, enjoying the comforst of a luxurious houseboat? You can hire one from Alappuzha. Feel free and relaxed as your eyes, first lazily and then passionately enjoy the bewitching Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater stretch in Kerala. Let us steer towards Kumarakom, one of the prime tourist attractions of...Read More
St. Francis church cochin
The St. Francis Church, well-known for its beautiful architecture and ambience, is believed to be one of the oldest churches built by the Europeans in India. History The churchâ€™s history dates back to 1503. It owes its origin to the Portuguese Franciscan Friars, who reached Kochi along with Pedro Alvarez Cabral. The church, made of wood and mud, was situated in the middle...Read More