|Paravur Synagogue,near Kochi,Kerala., www.pinterest.com|
|Paravur Synagogue, was built in 1615, but it is said to have been built, over the remains of the older synagogue, built in 1165. www.benny.in|
|Paravur Synagogue. www.benny.in|
The entire structure is made of wood as one will find in innumerable Hindu temples. On the first floor there is a large area for women for prayers with direct view of the sanctuary, and behind it there is space for children. The Torah, the Jews' holy book and the ark were taken to Israel bay back in 1995 to avoid theft or destruction. Once there were some beautiful chandeliers which had been taken away by the thieves because of poor management and vigil. Plans are afoot to fix new chandeliers.
|Interior balcony Paravur Synagogue, www.muzirisheritage.org|