The festival of 'Kodikuthu' is celebrated on the 14th of January each
year, in Kanjiramattom Mosque, 25 kms from Ernakulam.
Celebration Trends And Rituals
is believed to have been built as a memorial to Sheikh Faridudddin.
During the "Chandanakkudam" ritual at night, pilgrims carrying
pots covered with sandalwood paste proceed in a procession to the
Organising For The Celebration
caparisoned elephants and folk performances accompany the procession.
Traditional Muslim art forms like Oppana and Mappilappattu are also
staged during the festival.
Prime Attractions of Cochin (Kochi)
A Scenic island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty
is famous for the Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD.
Originally built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th
century, the Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace is located at
Mattancherry. It was presented to the Kochi Maharaja in 1555 AD and
later taken over by the Dutch who carried out repairs and extended it
A leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is
the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village
that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful
and colourful history. more..
The oldest synagogue in India, it was built in 1586
AD by the prosperous Jewish community whose links with Kerala began in
Kodungalloor in northern Kerala. more..