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Kerala known as “Gods own country” is famous for its unique culture. The spirit of keralites in various fields like arts and literature, agriculture etc. are the major factors which help in the economic growth.
Kerala is the southernmost state of India and is known as “Gods Own Country”. The name Kerala is originated after the first ruler “Keralian” who ruled one of the provinces in the early centuries. Malabar, Cochin and Travancore were the three provinces before Kerala was formed. The State of Kerala was created on 1st November, 1956 and this day is celebrated as the “Kerala Piravi” means “Birth of Kerala” by the Keralites. Kerala is a narrow stretch of land with Arabian Sea on one side.
There are some myths regarding the origin of Kerala. According to the Brahminical myth, sixth incarnation of MahaVishnu “Parasurama” threw his axe into the sea. The place in the sea where the axe landed receded to form the land of Kerala. Puranas says that Kerala is also called as “Parasurama Kshetram” ie, “The Land of Parasurama” since the piece of land was created by him.
As per the studies, 3.44% of India’s population is in Kerala. Majority of the population is spread along the coastal regions, whereas the western ghats are less populated. Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are the major religions followed in Kerala. The official language of Kerala is Malayalam and 96% of the Keralites speak Malayalam.
The average daily temperature in Kerala varies between a minimum of 19.8 oC to a maximum of 36.7 oC.
History of Kerala shows its presence even in the Neolithic age from the very old pictorial writings in the Stone Age carvings which is believed to be present in 5000 BC. Kerala established itself as a major spice trade center from early 3000 BC. The region was ruled by Chera Dynasty around 1 BC. The neighboring Chola Empire and Rashtrakuta Empire took over the power after 14th century through repeated attacks. Subsequently Namboodiri Brahmin and Nair city-states took over the power.
Arrival of Vasco Da Gama in 1498 increased the spice trade. British conquered the region in 1795 and in the year 1956, the State of Kerala was formed.
From the economic point of view, a tremendous growth is there in Kerala. The major reason behind this is the highest literacy rate in India. Agriculture plays an important role in the economic growth. Some of the other factors are tourism, foreign remittances, infrastructure etc.
The culture of Kerala is very unique and a mixture of Dravidian and Aryan cultures. Onam, annual harvest festival and Vishu are the main festivals celebrated in Kerala. Sports realted activities and fun is mainly involved durind the Onam season.Keralites also celebrate other festivals like Christmas, Ramzan, Holi etc.
Most of the people are lovers of art and literature. Kerala have many unique traditional art form. Some of them are :
Kerala has a unique form of martial arts ie, kalarippayattu. Vallamkali (boat race) is another unique sports which is enjoyed by keralites and it is a part of the Onam celebration.
Kerala is also famous for its variety of spicy vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Traditional vegetarian sadhya is very famous as it is served on banana leaf with steamed rice and many side-dishes. Coconut is one of the main ingredients used in most of the dishes. Lots of unique and healthy steamed dishes are also there like Puttu, Ela Ada, Appam etc.
|Male Population : 18433922
Female Population : 19486047
Total Population : 37919969
Geographical Information for Kerala
State Name: Kerala
Country ISO code: IN
High Court: Kerala High Court
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|Districts in Kerala, India
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Welcome to Kerala, A State of India
When it comes to Kerala, it is nowhere lagging behind in popularity among the Indian states. Its capital is Thiruvananthapuram. An amazing fact about this Indian state is that it as the largest literacy rate as compared to all other states in India. Kerala is termed as the city of God as it is famous for its natural beauty and is very popular for its beaches. This fact makes it a very much searched tourist destination. Kerala is very famous for its fishing industry where shrimp is exported to other countries as well. Coconuts are largely grown here and supplied to other places as well.