International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Historical Significance of Muziris Heritage Project of Kerala
Dr. Mridula Venugopal. S, Mr. Bince Mathew

Muziris, somewhere around modern Kodungalloor in Kerala, was an ancient thriving port that finds mention in Sangam literature as well as Greek, Roman, Arab travelogues. Kodungalloor in little Kerala still holds a kind of beauty that reflects the history and culture. Archaeological excavations are now unearthing the history and tradition, which slept in the bosom of the earth for two thousand years - a historical treasure that is finally getting unearthed. The market places bounded by backwaters and canals take us on a sail back in time to the history and architectural treasures of the past. Muziris welcomes you to the cape of cultural foot prints left by travellers from around the world - waves of Azhikode where Christianity first entered India, the Cheraman mosque which gave out the first Muslim call for prayers in India, the Jewish synagogue that predates advent of Christianity in symphony with the Kodungalloor Bhagavathy temple, the villages where handlooms spin traditional attire, the Palium palace along the old waterways that once led visitors to Muziris. To rediscover and reinstate the historical and cultural significance of the legendary port, Government of Kerala has initiated the Muziris Heritage Project (MHP).

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