a unique amalgamation of many religions. There is no such
accurate religion of Kerala, as people of many religions
co-exist harmoniously there. However, the major religions in
Kerala in accordance to the number of followers are
Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. Apart from these three
religions, one can find people practicing Buddhism and
Jainism also. In Kerala, religion is not very constrained
and you can find Hindus visiting churches and Christians
The oldest known religion to exist in Kerala is Hinduism.
The Dravidians were the oldest to settle in Kerala. The
Aryans were the last ones to come to
traditions instilled then are being continued till date.
Infact, Kerala also has a tiny community of Jews who have a
10-century-old history to boast of. The Hindus of Kerala
respect the ancient scriptures and even today all sacred
rituals are performed according the Vedas.
The Muslims celebrate every festival of their religion and
say prayers religiously. They haven't forgotten their roots
and proud of their rich culture. Though they live in Kerala,
the Muslims have their own identity and will not lose their
individuality irrespective of where they live. The
Christians are also very particular of their culture and
religious practices. They make it a point to visit the
Church every Sunday and celebrate every festival with joy
and pomp and in true Christian spirit.