Muziris is the most significant of names in the history of Kerala. Known to Romans and Greeks as Muziris, this port town is mentioned in Indian classics including the Sangham literature. Later the rulers, businessmen, religious groups and artistes added more strength and fame to Muziris. The major communities that are part of the history of Muziris are Adicheras, Perumakkal, Swarupas and various colonizers.
The Kerala State Government has launched a Muziris Heritage Project together with the Union Government and local-self-government bodies. This is a peoples’ movement. All Keralites have a role to play in this venture; especially those residing in the municipalities and panchayats in the project area of Muziris.
To reinstate the historical and cultural significance of the legendary port of Muziris, the Government of Kerala has initiated the Muziris Heritage Project. Today, the region is dotted with numerous monuments of a bygone era that conjure up a vast and vivid past. The entire project is designed to involve and integrate the local community in all intended developmental initiatives.
The Muziris Heritage Site (MHS) stretches across from the municipality of North Paravur in Ernakulam district to that of Kodungalloor in Thrissur district. It includes four panchayats in Ernakulam district viz. Chennamangalam, Chittatukara, Vadakekkara, Pallippuram, and three panchayats in Thrissur district viz. Eriyad, Mathilakam and Sreenarayanapuram.
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