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Why Kerala is called

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Asked by Seshadri Srinivasan, 07 Dec '11 11:22 pm
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Kerala is called God's own country.

Keralites are readily available to work abroad,despite of abundant success stories almost from every family there is some contributor to work in a foreign country. In some of the places we can find only old citizens living lonely celebrating Onam in their traditional house the so called Tharavaadu, but at some of the occasions the family get together makes the joy of the rejoin till they return back after very short vacation.Even some of the families miss their husband or wife just after marriages and meeting them once in one or two years that too for very short period it has developed as a culture. And that too is called the individuality of the basic keralites who mostly get accustomed with any other culture and geographical nature.We have to accept that this tribe is the fittest for the survival. When my police uncle asked why there is no thieves in kerala state comparing any other state in India, Then he himself replied that most of the expert ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Dec '11 11:24 pm

 
  
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Kerala is called God's own country for three reasons.

#1. According to Hindu mythology, Kerala was created by Lord Parasurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu by throwing his axe across the sea to create new land for his devotees to live peacefully. So, Kerala is God's own creation, hence it is called God's own country!

#2 Every nook and corner in Kerala you will see Hindu temples, Muslim mosques and Christian Churches; and unlike many other parts of India, people live happily without communal riots and great religious tolerance. Hence it is God's own country full of worship places!

#3 Nestled between the pristine waters of the Arabian sea on the west and the lush Western Ghat mountains on the east, its intense network of rivers and lagoons, thick forests, exotic wildlife, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters and a long shoreline of serene beaches make it a traveler's paradise. God's own country! Paradise :)
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Answered by anil garg, 11 Dec '11 04:23 pm

 
  
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God's own country
Answered by Ranjima K Rajeevan, 15 Mar '12 06:03 pm

 
  
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Kerala is called the Garden of spices of India.......
Answered by bhumika, 08 Dec '11 04:18 am

 
  
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Kerala is often referred to as Keralam by the natives (Malayalis).[15] Scholars agree that Kerala transliterates Classical Tamil Cheralam ("Land of the Cheras") or chera-alam, ("declivity of a hill or a mountain slope/range"). The state was anciently called Cheralam and Cherala Nadu.[16][17][18] A 3rd-century BCE rock inscription by emperor Asoka the Great references Kerala as Keralaputra.[19] The Graeco-Roman trade map Periplus Maris Erythraei references Kerala's Chera territory as Cerobothra.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerala
Answered by ambuj kumar, 07 Dec '11 11:25 pm

 
  
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God's own country
Answered by Bits, 07 Dec '11 11:22 pm

 
  
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Christopher Columbus found out America accidentally when he sailed in the year 1491 to find out a sea-route to Kerala, the land of spices. In Kerala varieties of spices grow abundantly. The Western world bought the spices from Kerala, that gave flavor to the foods of the west.

Kerala is one of the 25 States comprising the Indian Union, which is the largest Democratic Republic in the world. This is the southernmost state which is on the shores of the Arabian Sea. It has an area of 15,005 sq. miles or 38,863 sq. kms. with 30 million people, and it is divided into 14 districts. The language of Kerala is Malayalam, which had originated from Sanskrit and Tamil.

There is no unanimous opinion among the scholars as regards the origin of the name "Kerala". The earliest name known of the tract was Chera associating with the kingdom of the Chera king who was known as "Keralaputra" at the time of the edicts of Asoka (257 B.C.). Malayalam, another name of the state, which is also the name of ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 08 Dec '11 05:02 pm

 
  
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God's Own country
Answered by hitler, 13 Dec '11 08:00 am

 
  
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GOD'S OWN country !!!
Answered by SHAKILA, 12 Dec '11 03:17 pm

 
  
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It's a godly gifted region so it is called as kerala
Answered by vijay, 08 Dec '11 06:59 pm

 
  
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