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Nasrani Menorah

Nasrani Menorah is the symbol of the Nasranis, an ethnic community of Kerala. It is based on the Jewish Menorah, the ancient symbol of the Jewish people.

The six branches of the cross (three branches on either side of the cross) represents God as the burning bush, while the central branch holds the cross, and the dove at the tip of the cross represents the holy spirit. In all, there are seven branches in the etched icon.

Nasrani Menorah is also called as the Syrian Kuriz (cross) or the Mar Thoma Cross.

Updated on 28th December, 2015


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