as God's own country, by many, deserves this accolade because of
many features geographical and sociological. A long coastline in
the west and mountains on the east forming clear natural boundaries.
Religion has played a crucial role in Kerala's culture. There are
mainly three religions in Kerala - Hinduism, Christianity and Islam.
As far as the religion of Kerala is concerned, the origins could
be traced to Hinduism.
Then came in the Islamic faith and Christianity
with its various sects. The other Indian religions like Buddhism;
Jainism had some influence among the Hindus and was found scattered
with their migration to Kerala.
According to the 1991 census 57.38% of the
population of Kerala are Hindus, 23.33 Muslims and 19.32 Christians.
The earliest settlers of Kerala were the Proto-Australoids, the
Mediterranean, Dravidians, and the Aryans in 321-297 BC.
Nowhere in India, or may be in the entire
world, you can witness such tolerance and co-operation and religious
amity as seen in Kerala. Only in Kerala one can find person's of
different community come together and celebrate each other's festival
with pomp. Onam, the traditional festival of Hindus, Christmas and
Ramzan - all these festivals are celebrated by all the community