When did Hinduism come to Kerala?

When did Hinduism come to Kerala?

about 5000 BC
Hinduism, the worlds oldest religion dates back to about 5000 BC. Islam is said to have entered into Kerala through commercial trading between Kerala and Middle East during 7th century AD. The Syrian Christians of Kerala believe that St. Thomas,the apostle landed in the state in 52 AD and established Christianity.

Which god do Keralites worship?

Sanskrit transliteration Guruvāyūrappan
Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada ഗുരുവായൂരപ്പന്‍, குருவாயூரப்பன், ಗುರುವಾಯೂರಪ್ಪ
Affiliation Vishnu (Worshipped as Krishna)
Abode Vaikuntha

Which caste is highest in Kerala?

The Nambudhri Brahmins were top of the caste hierarchy and the Pulayar were at the lowest. According to most travelers, the Nairs were placed below the kings and the Brahmins in Caste hierarchy.

Who is the God of Kerala people?

Lord Krishna is worshipped widely in all parts of Kerala, Guruvayur being one of the most famous temples in the state. Malayali Hindus also worship Bhagavathi as a form of Shakti. Almost every village in Kerala has its own local guardian deity, usually a goddess.

Which religion is highest in Kerala?

Religion in Kerala

  • Hinduism (54.72%)
  • Islam (26.56%)
  • Christianity (18.38%)
  • Other or No religion (0.33%)

    Is Nair low caste?

    They are a low caste who became powerful by being loyal to brahmins. They are a low caste who became powerful by being loyal to brahmins. TLDR: Kerala did not have the usual four caste caste system. There was influx of lot of Brahmins to Kerala from North around 8th century.

    Which caste is Panicker?

    Panicker is an ethnic group belonging to the Hindu religion, who live in the South Malabar and central parts of the Indian state of Kerala. They were well known as the masters of Kalari tradition, having their Nalpatheeradi Kalari (name derived from its area of 42 x 21 feet).

    Can a Brahmin marry a Nair?

    In the Malabar region, only the eldest male member of a Brahmin family was usually allowed to marry within their caste. A consequence of it was that the younger sons were allowed to marry women from the highest subdivisions of the Nair caste.

    Is Panicker a low caste?

    They are the people who propagated and practiced Kalaripayattu, the martial art form of Kerala. The National Commission of Backward Classes lists Kalari Kurup or Kalari Panicker under the list of OBCs. The titles Panicker and Kurup are prevalent in several other communities in Kerala, eg.

    Is Nair a backward caste?

    Leaders representing Mukhari/Muvari and Nair communities in the State on Tuesday urged the Karnataka State Permanent Backward Classes Commission to include them in the backward classes’ list to improve their social and economic conditions.

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