Mattancherry Synagogue Cochin


A history lesson in a building, this synagogue has stories from far and wide. The Malabari Jews were an influential community and played a significant role in controlling the spice trade around the world.

Being 200 years old with no tiles alike , the interiors are equally exciting for both architects and tourists. Some of the other interesting mixes include: a Belgian chandelier, the great scrolls of the Old Testament, and the copper plates on which were recorded the grants of privilege made by the Cochin rulers to the Jewish community in the 4th century. This edifice beautifully marries the cultural confluence of the Jews in India.

Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town, Mattancherry, Kochi

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