Lakshadweep History: Lakshadweep (Lakshadweep) is in discussion these days. Ever since Maldives has taken a dig at the Central Government’s efforts to develop tourism in Lakshadweep, people’s interest in this archipelago has increased. Lakshadweep is an island group that was ruled by both Hindu and Muslim kings. It was sometimes under the control of the Portuguese and sometimes under the control of the British. Today it is part of India. Today we will solve all your doubts regarding this island. Will we tell you what the people here do? What is the population? What language is spoken, what the weather is like and what the history is like. Know many important information about Lakshadweep.
What is the main means of livelihood of Lakshadweep? (What is the main means of livelihood of Lakshadweep?)
The main means of livelihood of Lakshadweep is related to marine activities. People here do fishing, coral collection and collecting things from sea creatures. Maritime commerce is the main source of income of the people here. The people of Lakshadweep trade in marine products. Apart from this, tourism also plays a big role in the livelihood of the people here.
Along with this, coconut cultivation and coir production are important economic activities on the islands. Coconut oil and coconut shells are traded here. People of Lakshadweep prepare handicrafts from coconut fiber and sell them also.
What is the total population of Lakshadweep? (What is the total population of Lakshadweep?)
The current total population of Lakshadweep is said to be around 70,000 to 75,000. The last census in Lakshadweep was conducted in 2011. The population of Lakshadweep in the last census was approximately 64,473. The number of males was approximately 33,123 and the number of females was approximately 31,350. 96 percent of the population in Lakshadweep is Muslim. Other people of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Christian religions also live here.
According to the last census, there were 7255 children aged 0 to 6 years on this island group. Of these, the number of boys was 3458 and the number of girls was 3797.
Which is the main festival of Lakshadweep? (Which is the main festival of Lakshadweep?)
The main festival of Lakshadweep is ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’. This is an Islamic festival. Lakshadweep has a majority population of Muslims. This is the reason why this festival is celebrated with great pomp here. This festival falls at the end of Ramadan. On this occasion, people of the Muslim community offer namaz together. Distribute food. People of other religions living here also celebrate their festivals, but due to their less number, such enthusiasm is not seen as is seen during ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’.
How is the weather of Lakshadweep? (How is the weather of Lakshadweep?)
If we talk about the weather of Lakshadweep, it is generally humid here. This island experiences mainly two seasons, summer and rain. Summer usually starts from the end of March and lasts till May. The rainy season here occurs between June and September. Lakshadweep is more affected by monsoon and receives a lot of rain. The weather here becomes pleasant during the rainy season. Cold winds start blowing from the sea.
Which language is spoken in Lakshadweep? (Which language is spoken in Lakshadweep?)
Malayalam language is mainly spoken in Lakshadweep. This is also the language of Kerala. People on this island group also speak a language called Mahal. This language is very similar to Malayalam language. Some people here also speak Dhivehi language. However, the use of this language is limited to a few villages in Lakshadweep. Let us tell you that Malayalam language is used in government work in Lakshadweep. Malayalam is the official language here.
How many islands are there in Lakshadweep? (How many islands are there in Lakshadweep?)
There are 36 small and big islands on the Lakshadweep group. Only some of these islands can be visited. Among the islands here, Agatti, Kavaratti, Kavaratti, Kadmath, and Bangarapali are considered important. There are three main islands which are best to visit. These three islands attract tourists the most.
- Kavaratti: It is the main and largest island of Lakshadweep. The administration of Lakshadweep runs from here. There are beautiful beaches and fresh water lakes to visit here. Along with this, local culture can also be explored here.
- Agatti: The island is popular for tourism. The natural beauty here is fascinating. There are clean and beautiful beaches. snorkeling, and scuba diving can be enjoyed.
- Kadmat:This island is also very popular in terms of tourism. The beaches here are beautiful and clean. snorkeling and scuba diving facilities are also available on this island.
What is the meaning of the name of Lakshadweep? (What is the meaning of the name of Lakshadweep?)
The word ‘Lakshadweep’ is made from Sanskrit words. It is made up of two Sanskrit words ‘Laksh’ and ‘Dweep’. ‘Laksh’ means ‘million’ and ‘dweep’ means ‘island or land’. Thus, the word Lakshadweep means millions of islands or millions of lands. There are many small and big islands on this island group. This is the reason why it is known by this name. The name of this island is also mentioned in the ancient scriptures of Hindu religion.
What is the history of Lakshadweep? (What is the history of Lakshadweep?)
The first Hindu king ruler of Lakshadweep was Chirakkal Raja. He belonged to the Kolathiri dynasty of Kerala. After this it was also influenced by Muslim rulers. Mainly speaking, the rule of Portuguese, British and India can be mentioned in the history of Lakshadweep.
- Rule of Portugal (16th century): In the 16th century, the Portuguese captured Lakshadweep. The Portuguese used this island group for maritime trade. The Portuguese used it as a trading center
- British rule (17th century): In the 17th century, the British Empire took control of Lakshadweep. It was used for business and administrative purposes during the British rule.
- Rule of India (20th century): After India gained independence in 1947, India laid claim to this island. However, Lakshadweep became a part of India in 1956. Before 1956, India considered it a part of Andhra Pradesh. After this it was given the status of Union Territory.