RELIGION IN

EVERYDAY LIFE

 

Tanguy&Violette © 2007-2008 - All rights reserved.

The arrival of Europeans who came to South India after Vasco de Gama marks the rise of Catholicism on the Indian peninsula. From the XVth century, they copied basilicas and cathedrals from their Portuguese land and hundreds of churches were built in the states of Goa and Kerala. Although Southern India welcomes many Muslims today, the Christians are still very present. As if to show that, even if Catholicism is largely a minority in the country, the Christian faith is here asserted everywhere, accompanying the Believers in their daily life: public altars to biblical frescos along the cities streets, religious posters on road-sides to paintings on house facades, even in the many buses! Everything out here shows the strong religious history of this peculiar and living area.