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Home>>South India>>Kerala>>Historical>>Jewish Synagogue

Jewish Synagogue

Jewish Synagogue

Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Synagogue historical, Jewish Synagogue travel, Jewish Synagogue tourism, Jewish SynagogueLocation : Mattancherry, Kerala
Attractions : 1568 A.D.
Famous As : Oldest Synagogue In The Common Wealth Countries

This imposing structure was built in 1568 when the Jews settled in Mattancherry, after their expulsion from the Rahabi. They built a clock tower and paved the floor of the synagogue with 18th century hand painted willow pattern tiles brought from China. Its most important relics are the impressive copper plates recording King Bhaskara Ravi Varma's 4th century decree that guaranteed the Jewish settlers domain over Cranganore (Kodungalore) as well as the Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs, great scrolls of the Old Testament etc. The Synagogue itself is elaborately decorated with crystal chandeliers and carved wood with blue and white ceramic tiles. Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Synagogue historical, Jewish Synagogue travel, Jewish Synagogue tourism, Jewish SynagogueLocated in Jew town, Mattancherry, the synagogue is open from 10 am to 12 noon; 3 pm to 5pm and closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

Timings :
The Synagogue is open from 10 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 5 pm on all days except Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

Getting there :
Air  : Ernakulam, about 10 km from the Synagogue.
Rail : Cochin International Airport, about 30 km from the Synagogue

 

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