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Why is Kerala known as "God's own country"?

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Asked by LIPIKA BASUMATARY, 22 Feb '10 11:42 am
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Kerala is known as God's own country for mythological reasons and perhaps geographical as well. Mythological: Hindu mythology states that Lord Vishnu, the presever in the Hindu trinity of gods took 10 'avtars' or incarnations in order to rid the earth of evil forces. One of them was an avtar called 'Parashuram'. It is believed that Lord Shiva, the destroyer in the Hindu trinity blessed him with an axe for his penance. Parashuram's aim in life was to exterminate 'kshatriyas', the ruling clan. At one point of time, out of remorse for his killings, he offered prayers to Varuna, the sea god, who offered him a piece of land as far as he could throw his axe. Parashuram threw his axe from Gokharna, a coastal town in Karnataka, an Indian state to the tip of India. This portion of land was given to Parashuram. The piece of land includes Kerala and parts of Karnatake. Since Parashuram was an incarnation of the Lord Vishnu, his land got to be known as 'God's own country'. Hence Kerala is known as ...more
Answered by RAJESH ALHAT, 22 Feb '10 11:43 am

 
  
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May be keralites are very Godly.. May be they look like Gods.. Handsome and beautiful..
Answered by subhash, 22 Feb '10 11:47 am

 
  
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Beautiful place ..........lovely... greenery all around
Answered by supriya, 22 Feb '10 02:41 pm

 
  
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Natural flora may be the factor, but it is the State infested by nasty and disastrous politics.
Answered by Siachen, 22 Feb '10 12:47 pm

 
  
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Because of its natural beauty
Answered by Dhoom, 22 Feb '10 11:44 am

 
  
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