Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue

Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue

Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue

Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue
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wandering_vinay
10 contributions
Dec 2019
The place is very peaceful and serene. It gives you the insight to the Jewish religion and is located in a quiet area
Written May 6, 2020
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Joji J
Kochi (Cochin), India3,094 contributions
Dec 2019
The Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue is one of the eight Jewish synagogues built in Kerala and is believed that it was constructed in 1614 AD. All the eight synagogues have similar traditional architectural features like the central bimah of brass or silver metal on a concrete or stone base, an ark on the western wall, a balcony above the eastern entry, a women's gallery behind the balcony etc. The synagogue is maintained by the archeology department. To the back side of the synagogue we can see the Jewish graves and a Jewish Woman's grave is believed to be of 1264 AD. The remains of Vypeenkotta seminary, the Jewish cemetery etc can be seen nearby. I visited this synagogue in 1989 but that time it was not maintained properly but now I see that it's maintained properly and more people visit the synagogue. Those who are interested to study the history of the Jewish and Portuguese community, the communal harmony prevailing in the past etc will find the synagogue and the area very interesting.
Written January 22, 2020
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,178 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
The Jewish Synagogue was built in 1568 and is one of the oldest in India. It’s located at the end of Jew Street in Jew Town. It was built by the Jewish community after they fled Israel . It’s very interesting inside with blue willow patterned floor tiles and overhanging chandelier s. There is no fee required and shoes to be removed before entry. Photography is not allowed.
Written November 18, 2019
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Saheli B
Durgapur, India12 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
This was great to know about the Jewish prayer room and how they use to pray .The tour guide was good .
Written April 8, 2019
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SURAJ K
Kochi (Cochin), India5,732 contributions
Jan 2019
This also know as Paradesi Synagogue , is the oldest activesynagogue in the Kerala.It was constructed in 1567. It is one of seven synagogues in the kingdom of kochi.
Written March 13, 2019
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La arcadia I
Pune, India22 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Where in the world would you find a Synagogue, a church, a mosque and a Krishna temple in a radius of 300 meters?
Probably only in Chendamangalam.
It is worth the visit of the four places and think about how four communities lived together for centuries. A good example.
Written January 9, 2019
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Rakesh N
North Goa District, India168 contributions
Dec 2017
Build in 1614 and renovated several times thence, the Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue is one of the oldest and, perhaps, the first of its kind in India. It has survived the ravages of time and stands about 18 kilometers from Aluva - a beach destination off Ernakulam/Cochin, in Kerala.
The synagogue did not have any visitors when we visited it. Being the only visitors, the caretakers were able to give us maximum time, answer all our questions and clarify most of our doubts. The place has been well maintained, although much more can be done to preserve this heritage site.
Written November 7, 2018
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niya27
775 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
It is a Jew temple near Mattancherry Palace. You need to pay 5 INR to get entry. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple.
Written October 31, 2018
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sudeshrele
Mumbai, India127 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
This synagogue is built in 1597. Its oldest Jewish synagogue of Kochi. Its also an active synagogue in Commonwealth Nation.
Written April 29, 2018
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ekmakhil
Kochi (Cochin), India29 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
This
Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue i visited 5 months back, now its open for all the public, and the fees is cheaper
Written November 17, 2017
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