Acclaimed Kerala, as God’s own country, by many, deserves this praise due to many geographical and sociological characteristics. A long coast in the west and mountains in the east form clear natural boundaries. In addition, nature is the cleanest here. Religion has played a crucial role in the Kerala’s culture. The three main religions in Kerala are: Hinduism, Christianity and Islam.
When it comes to the Kerala religion, the origins date back to Hinduism. Then, in Islamic faith and Christianity, with its various sects. The other Indian religions such as Buddhism and Jainism had some influence among the Hindus and were 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 first settlers of Kerala were the proto-australoids, the Mediterranean, the Dravidians and the Aryans in 321-297 BC.
Hinduism, the oldest religion in the world, dates back to approximately 5000 BC. It is said that Islam entered Kerala through trade between Kerala and the Middle East during the 7th century AD. C. Syrian Christians in Kerala believe that St. Thomas, the apostle landed in the state in 52 AD. C. and established Christianity.