It is a combination of spiritism and fetichism, and may roughly be described as the belief in the existence of souls or spirits which have acquired the rank of divine beings and become objects of worship. These spirits are conceived as freely moving through earth and air, and, either of their own accord or conjured by some spell, appear to be men (spiritism).” The report added that some spirits were believed to exist in inanimate objects.
he Jews of Cochin generally marry later than the followers of other religions, no Jew male under fifteen and only thirty-one females between ten and fifteen in a thousand of each sex in that age period are married
Cochin Jews lived in Mattancherry and Ernakulam, but 110 Jews lived in Mukundapuram, while two members of the community actually called Thrissur home.
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