History Of Thrissur
Thrissur (Malayalam: തൃശു൪) is the administrative capital of Thrissur District situated in the central part of Kerala state, India. Thrissur district was formed on July 1, 1949. It is an important cultural centre, and is known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala. It is famous for the Thrissur Pooram festival, one of the most colourful and spectacular temple festival of Kerala. From ancient times, Thrissur has played a significant part in the political, economical and cultural history of Indian sub continent and South East Asia. It has opened the gates for Arabs, Romans, Portuguese, Dutch and English. Thrissur is the place where Christianity, Islam and Jews entered in to Indian sub continent, when Apostle St. Thomas set foot 2,000 years ago and the country’s first mosque opened in the 7th century.
Read more about History Of Thrissur: Etymology, Pre-history, Chera Dynasty, Cochin Royal Family, Mysorean Invasion (1773-1776), Sakthan Thampuran (1790-1805), English Period (1814 — 1947), Post Independence Era
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