Christianity has taken its root in India in the first century itself. i.e., three centuries before it gained official recognition in Europe or became...
Muziris was also known in ancient times as Mahodayapuram, Shinkli, cranganore, Muchiri (anglicised to Muziris...
Destination will cover:
1. First Christian church in INDIA 2. First Bagavathi Temple in INDIA 3. First Mosque in INDIA
4. First European Fort in INDIA
Muziris Tour, Kerala Jewish Heritage Tour, Muziris Heritage Tour, Indian Jewish Heritage Tour, Christian Heritage Tour, Jewish Tour
Welcome to Jerusalem of the East
Kerala Jewish Heritage Tour, Muziris Heritage Tour, Indian Jewish Heritage Tour, Christian Heritage Tour, Jewish Tour
MUZIRIS is one of the ancient harbor in India- Nearly 3000 years old. The first Jewish, Christian and Islamic settlements in India were here during 961 BC, 52 AD, and 629 AD respectively. Muziris is also known as Jerusalem of the East.
Present Kodungallur Had Been Named Mahodayapuram, Makothevarpattanam Muyirikkodu and Muziris By The Greek & Romans, Shingly By The Jews, Cranganore By The Portuguese, Kodungallur now situated 30 KM north of Cochin, Muziris is said to have been first occupied around 1,000 BC and continued to be active till the 13th century AD
Kodungallur is literally the cradle of several religions. Apart from the first Jews of India, this is the port where the apostle St Thomas landed, bringing Christianity to India. It is also the site of Cheraman Mosque, the first Muslim house of worship in India. In addition, it houses a famous Hindu temple, dedicated to the goddess Bhagavathy
In 1341, the profile of the water bodies in the Periyar River basin, on the Malabar Coast in Kerala underwent a major transformation. The prosperous port of Muziris, at the mouth of the Periyar, overlooking the Arabian Sea was engulfed and silted over by the flooding of the river, leaving its actual site to conjecture. The excavations by the Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR) in 2007 & 2008 unearthed the archaeological and historical evidence which confirmed its location.