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Famous Churches of Kerala

Kerala is the only place in India where you will find a good number of ancient churches. It has

been considered that St.Thomas, one of the apostles of Christ had visited Kerala in 52 AD and that he introduced Christianity to India. Some famous and must see churches are listed here. Parumala Church – Parumala Church is one of the popular Christian pilgrimage centers in Kerala. It is located in Pathanamthitta District and is about 13 kms away from Thiruvalla town. It contains the tomb of Mar Gregorios Geevarghese Chathuruthil (Parumala Kochu Thirumeni) who is the only declared saint of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Malayattoor Church – This is the most famous and visited Christian church in Kerala. Malayattoor Church is situated on top of a hill and is dedicated to St Thomas, apostle of Christ. There is a small church at the valley as well. The main festival is after the Easter and it attracts pilgrims from all parts of Kerala and also from neighboring states.
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