Kerala

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Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India.wikipedia
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Malayalam

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It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. According to the 17th century Malayalam work Keralolpathi, the lands of Kerala were recovered from the sea by the axe-wielding warrior sage Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu (hence, Kerala is also called Parasurama Kshetram 'The Land of Parasurama' ).
Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala and the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé) by the Malayali people.

Tamil Nadu

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It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west.
Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.

Thiruvananthapuram

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It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram.
Thiruvananthapuram, commonly known by its former name Trivandrum, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala.

Karnataka

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It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west.
Karnataka is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Telangana to the northeast, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the south.

Malabar region

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The Malabar region, in the northern part of Kerala, had been a part of the Madras province of British India, which later became a part of the Madras State post-independence.
Malabar region refers to the historic and geographic area of southwest India, covering the state of Kerala along with Kanyakumari district, Tulu Nadu and Kodagu district.

Economy of Kerala

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The economy of Kerala is the 11th-largest state economy in India with inr 8760000000000 in gross domestic product and a per capita GDP of inr 199000.
Kerala has the eleventh largest economy in India.

The Nilgiris District

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After the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, the modern-day state of Kerala was formed by merging the Malabar district of Madras State (excluding Gudalur taluk of Nilgiris district, Topslip, the Attappadi Forest east of Anakatti), the state of Thiru-Kochi (excluding four southern taluks of Kanyakumari district, Shenkottai and Tenkasi taluks), and the taluk of Kasaragod (now Kasaragod District) in South Canara (Tulunad) which was a part of Madras State.
Nilgiri (Blue Mountains) is the name given to a range of mountains spread across the borders among the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

Kasaragod district

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After the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, the modern-day state of Kerala was formed by merging the Malabar district of Madras State (excluding Gudalur taluk of Nilgiris district, Topslip, the Attappadi Forest east of Anakatti), the state of Thiru-Kochi (excluding four southern taluks of Kanyakumari district, Shenkottai and Tenkasi taluks), and the taluk of Kasaragod (now Kasaragod District) in South Canara (Tulunad) which was a part of Madras State.
Kasaragod district is one of the 14 districts in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

Mushika dynasty

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The Ay kingdom in the deep south and the Ezhimala kingdom in the north formed the other kingdoms in the early years of the Common Era (CE or AD).
Mushika dynasty, also spelled Mushaka, Tamil/Malayalam: Eli or Ezhi, was the name of the lineage of rulers of a region in and around Mount Eli (Ezhimala) in present-day Kerala, south India.

Kerala Gulf diaspora

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The state has witnessed significant emigration, especially to the Arab states of the Persian Gulf during the Gulf Boom of the 1970s and early 1980s, and its economy depends significantly on remittances from a large Malayali expatriate community.
The Kerala Gulf diaspora refers to the people of Kerala living in the Middle Eastern Arab states of the Persian Gulf.

Tourism in Kerala

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Kerala is one of the prominent tourist destinations of India, with backwaters, hill stations, beaches, Ayurvedic tourism and tropical greenery as its major attractions.
Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Attappadi

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After the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, the modern-day state of Kerala was formed by merging the Malabar district of Madras State (excluding Gudalur taluk of Nilgiris district, Topslip, the Attappadi Forest east of Anakatti), the state of Thiru-Kochi (excluding four southern taluks of Kanyakumari district, Shenkottai and Tenkasi taluks), and the taluk of Kasaragod (now Kasaragod District) in South Canara (Tulunad) which was a part of Madras State.
Attappadi Reserve Forest is a protected area comprising 249 km² of land covering the westernmost part of the 745 km² Attappadi block of Mannarkkad Taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala, India.

Black pepper

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The production of pepper and natural rubber contributes significantly to the total national output.
Black pepper is native to present-day Kerala in South India, and is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions.

Tulu Nadu

TuluvaTuluTulu Kingdom
After the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, the modern-day state of Kerala was formed by merging the Malabar district of Madras State (excluding Gudalur taluk of Nilgiris district, Topslip, the Attappadi Forest east of Anakatti), the state of Thiru-Kochi (excluding four southern taluks of Kanyakumari district, Shenkottai and Tenkasi taluks), and the taluk of Kasaragod (now Kasaragod District) in South Canara (Tulunad) which was a part of Madras State.
The Old South Canara district is currently divided into Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala.

Colonial India

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In the 15th century, the spice trade attracted Portuguese traders to Kerala, and paved the way for European colonisation of India.
The first successful voyage to India was by Vasco da Gama in 1498, when after sailing around the Cape of Good Hope he arrived in Calicut, now in Kerala.

Ashoka

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The word Kerala is first recorded as in a 3rd-century BCE rock inscription left by the Maurya emperor Ashoka (274–237 BCE), one of his edicts pertaining to welfare.
It covered the entire Indian subcontinent except for parts of present-day Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

Onam

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There is a belief that, once a year during the Onam festival, Mahabali returns to Kerala.
Onam is an annual Hindu festival with origins in the state of Kerala in India.

Tamil language

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may stem from the Classical Tamil 'declivity of a hill or a mountain slope' or 'land of the Cheras'.
Tamil is spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Malabar Coast

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Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India.
The Malabar Coast, in historical contexts, refers to India's southwestern coast, which lies on the narrow coastal plain of Karnataka and Kerala states between the Western Ghats range and the Arabian Sea.

Mahabali

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Another much earlier Puranic character associated with Kerala is Mahabali, an Asura and a prototypical just king, who ruled the earth from Kerala.
The festival of Onam is celebrated in Kerala to mark his yearly homecoming after being sent down to the underworld Sutala by Vamana, a dwarf and the fifth incarnation avatar of Vishnu.

Kuttanad

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It is noted in Sangam literature that the Chera king Uthiyan Cheralathan ruled most of modern Kerala from his capital in Kuttanad, and controlled the port of Muziris, but its southern tip was in the kingdom of Pandyas, which had a trading port sometimes identified in ancient Western sources as Nelcynda (or Neacyndi) in Quilon.
Kuttanad is a region covering the Alappuzha, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta Districts, in the state of Kerala, India, well known for its vast paddy fields and geographical peculiarities.

Indian states ranking by media exposure

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The state has the highest media exposure in India with newspapers publishing in nine languages, mainly English and Malayalam.

Tamilakam

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These territories once shared a common language and culture, within an area known as Tamilakam.
Tamilakam covered today's Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and southern parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Changanassery

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Marine fossils have been found in an area near Changanacherry, thus supporting the hypothesis.
Changanassery (also known by its former name Changanacherry) is a municipal town in Kottayam district in the state of Kerala, India.

Keralolpathi

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According to the 17th century Malayalam work Keralolpathi, the lands of Kerala were recovered from the sea by the axe-wielding warrior sage Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu (hence, Kerala is also called Parasurama Kshetram 'The Land of Parasurama' ).
The Keralolpathi (Malayalam: കേരളോല്പത്തി kēraḷōlpatti; literally 'Kerala's Origin') is a Malayalam work that deals with the origin of the land of Kerala.