Prince Charles 65th Birthday in Cochin Kerala

Published on: 14 Nov, 2013
Published under: Cochin District News, Ernakulam District News, General Kerala News

14 November 2013

Prince Charles of Britain celebrated his 65th birthday in Cochin city of Kerala and visited synagogue in Cochin. Prince has came to India on 9 days tour and visited many places like Delhi, Mumbai and Kerala.

It has been an ecumenical nine-day visit by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to the former British Commonwealth territory, where they also visited a mosque in Mumbai and attended a Remembrance Day event at the St. John The Evangelist Church.

The largest shul in Cochin, called the Pardesi Synagogue, was built in 1568 and is the oldest synagogue in the British Commonwealth. It was established by Sephardi Jews who fled persecution in the Iberian Peninsula arrived in the 15th and 16th centuries and later became known as Pardesi Jews.

While not Jewish, Prince Charles was circumcised by a “royal mohel,” as the royal family celebrated the ancient tradition, until his sons’ generation. His grandson, Prince George, was baptized last month.

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