The new church is circular in design with an inner diameter of 39 meters.This circle is again divided into three segments by two chords of 16m length. Eastern segment consists of 3 altars and vestry. Western segment consists of Veranda and Natakasala.
Saint Gregorios of Parumala is popularly known as ‘Parumala Thirumeni’. Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Gregorios of the Malankara Orthodox Church who passed away on November 2nd 1902, became the first declared saint from Malankara (Kerala, India) naturally to be called, ‘Parumala Thirumeni’. He shines in the cloud of witnesses as a bright luminary giving rays of hope to millions in their suffering and struggles.
Parumala is a small stretch of land on the shores of the river Pampa. In the days of old, many brahmin families were living on this island which has an area of about 4 square miles. For various reasons, in course of time these families left the place. However, as relics, we can still see the broken down basements of buildings, disused ponds etc. with the departure of the Brahmins, the place became almost wild, desolate area.
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