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Marthoma Pontifical Shrine

Place : Marthoma Nagar, Azhicode, Kodungallur, Kerala
Significance : First of the seven churches founded by St.Thomas in Kerala
Best Season : September to May
Timings : 9 am to 6 pm
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Posted by shiller>>

Marthoma church

This church is built by rich syrian catholic community of kerala. This build to encourage tourism and to make money. They say it is first seven churches well before this church was built there is a latin catholic St Thomas church. As the Syrian catholic community has more muscle power they built this church did use there power to get the right hand bone of St thomas and made it a tourist centre. If St Thomas had built a church then it should have been the other one. Syrian catholics are found only in kerala. They say that they were higher caste before getting converted to christian.They consider the other catholic community below them. Similar to syrian catholic there are other christian community who think they are above other christian communities. There is a good beach to see in Azhikode Jetty and this church is also beautiful.

Posted at 11:05:56 PM Jun 12th (Thu) 2008