Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Niranam Church & Parumala Church

About Niranam ChurchNiranam Church has a rich history of being the symbol of Christian faith in Kerala and a citadel of Orthodox Christianity since its inception in AD 54 by St Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. St Thomas reached Kerala in AD 52 and started preaching the gospel. He founded 8 churches, which are called `Ezhara Pallikal`, meaning seven and half churches. These were at Kodungallur, Kollam, Niranam, Nilackal (Chayal), Kokkamangalam, Kottakkayal (Paravoor), Palayoor (Chattukulangara) and Thiruvithamkode (the half church). St. Thomas who had great respect for the Holy Virgin, named all these churches after St. Mary. According to the available records, the present building is the fourth, which was built in 1912. The third building was built in 1259.
Last Modified On: 6/10/2012 5:01:28 PM by admin Niranam Chruch
About Parumala ChurchParumala is renowned for the presence of the Tomb of St. Gregorios (Parumala Thirumeni), the Greatest Saint of India belonging to the Indian Orthodox Church (The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church). Parumala Thirumeni is the first declared saint of The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the first Canonized Indian Saint. The commemoration ormapperunnal is celebrated on the first and second of every November, and a large number of people flock to this place for worship. People prefer to get here at that time by walking from all over the Nation

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