Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jewish Synagogue - Cochin India

The Jewish Synagogue - Cochin, Kerala - India

postmarked in 2009 from Malaysia with two Malaysia stamps

Stamp on the right: Malaysia stamp 2005 30sen - TarianBharata Natyam and Tarian Kathak (both are traditional Indian Dances)
Stamp on the left: Malaysia 20sen stamp - Tekuker - Spotted Dove - Streptopelia hinensis
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The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. It was built in 1568 by the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin.

It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue. The synagogue is located in the quarter of Old Cochin and is the only one of the seven synagogues in the area still in use.

1 comment:

flutterwings.manuel382 said...

Hi Brenda,
Thanks for putting this unique card here on your site.
I now live in the Netherlands.Please email me to ask me my new postal address.
Bye Bye
Kiron Manuel