St.Mary's church, Kudamaloor, Kottayam
St.Mary's church Kudamaloor, one of the ancient churches of the Syro-Malabar Rite and a famous Marian pilgrim center, is situated 7 kms north of Kottayam Town.
People flock in large numbers to participate in the holy rites and in the special offerings.
The place itself is holy as it is the birthplace Of Blessed Alphonsa. Mannanam, a pilgrim center, where the tomb of Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara situates, is also under this parish.
The old church was built by King Chempakasserry on AD 1125. It is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary and is popularly known as " Mukthiamma" here.
The church is more famous for its Rites in the HolyWeek. People flock in large numbers to participate in the holy rites and in the special offerings such as Neenthu Nercha, Karinercha, Thamukku Nercha, Kanji Nercha etc.
Last Updated : August 19th, 2007
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Site : http://www.kudamaloorpalli.org/