The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest energetic synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, positioned in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it's far one in all seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish network inside the Kingdom of Cochin. Paradesi is a phrase utilized in several Indian languages, and the literal that means of the time period is "foreigners", applied to the synagogue because it became constructed by means of Sephardic or Spanish-talking Jews, a number of them from families exiled in Aleppo, Safed and different West Asian localities.
It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue. The synagogue is placed within the area of Old Cochin known as Jew Town, and is the best one of the seven synagogues in the location still in use. The complex has 4 homes. It turned into constructed adjacent to the Mattancherry Palace temple on the land given to the Malabari Yehuden or "Yehuden Mappila" community by using the Raja of Kochi, Rama Varma. The Mattancherry Palace temple and the Mattancherry synagogue proportion a commonplace wall.