Monday, April 13, 2009

Mulanthuruthy Mar Thoman Church

This church is believed to be built between AD 1100 and 1125. Kunnassery Kunchakko Tharakan who was the minister of the king of Kaduthuruthy was instrumental in building this church.

The church is famous for its historical importance. Mulanthuruthy church was the venue of the famous Mulanthuruthy Syond in 1876 convened by the Holy patriarch of Antioch Peter III. The Late Lamented Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Yakoob III visited this church, during 1964. The present Patriarch Moran or Ignatius Zakka II was have visited the Church twice, during 1982 and 2000.

The altar of the church is a reminiscent of the Altar of the first Christian Church of the Syrian Orthodox Church at Jerusalem. That is why, the Church is called as the 2nd Jerusalem.

The church is already attracting pilgrims from the different part of the world. The murals and the tombs of different bishops are attractions for the spiritual and religious tourists. This church situated just 32 km away from Cochin International airport


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Mulanthuruthy is a beautiful village town in the outskirt of ernakulam city. Mulanthuruthy also holds the Grama Panchayat and Block Panchayath with the same name.Located in the eastern middle part of Ernakulam District, the Mulanthuruthy area is blessed with unmatched natural beauty. You will find enchanting back waters, historic monuments, sacred pilgrim centres, magical festivals, spectacular art forms, splendid cultural heritage, spicy cuisine and unadulterated countryside life - all in this charming village.

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Locally relevant content is a need of time.This blog is an attempt to collect and disseminate relevant content about Mulanthuruthy, a village I loved so much in living in. I have put an effort to collect many a content relevant to Mulanthuruthy. Still I know that many parts are missing.Hopefully in the course of time, with help of like minded people, I may be able to develop this blog as a comprehensive one. :)

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