23 juillet 2010

Jewish Synagogue, Cochin.

Paradesi Synagogue Paradesi Synagogue built in 1568 AD is the oldest Synagogue in India. This is situated next to  the Mattancherry  Palace Temple. It was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1622 AD and was reconstructed by the Dutch. "Paradesi Synagogue" means a "Synagogue built by foreigners". ( Paradesi is the  malayalm word for a foreigner). The great scrolls of Old Testament is found here. The prayer hall is magnificent with Chinese Porceline Tiles & Begium Crystal Chandeliers. A Jewish business man Ezekial... [Lire la suite]
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