Kerala - History and Tradition

What and Where is it ?

Kerala, regionally referred to as Keralam , is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 as per the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 , it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and north east, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Laccadive Sea to the west. It has 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 census, Kerala is the twelfth largest state by population and is divided into 14 districts. Malayalam is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. The state capital is Thiruvananthapuram, other major cities include Kochi, Kozhikode, Kollam and Thrissur.

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Festivals of Kerala

Kerala is considered as land of festivals, with numerous festivals falling across the year. The State has numerous holidays due to Festivals.

Similarity with other countries

Just as all states have some commonalities Kerala has a sibling state , Bengal . Every thing from the staple diet of Kerlites and Bengals being the same ( rice and fish ) to the peoples common love for football .But apart from all these similarities lies the common ancestry of language i.e. Tamil. Going back to the Dravidian and Sanskrit roots, it has been proven that both Malayalam and Bengali have evolved from Tamil and Sanskrit . From garments to films, music to food and sport to ideology, these states enjoy a connection unique to them.