States Kerala Christian Pilgrimages St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church Kudamaloor Kerala

St. Mary's Church at Kudamaloor is an 800 year old church in Kerala dedicated to Virgin Mary. Located in the Kottayam district, this church with charming architecture was built by Chempakasseri Maharajah. Virgin Mary at this shrine is popularly known as ‘Mukhti Amma’. Like Kudamaloor temple, Kudamaloor Church is also famous and draws many devotees from far and wide. A 400-year old oil painting of Jesus Christ is truly an attraction of this holy site. The unique feature of this painting is that Jesus in the picture is painted in sky blue color which is the color used to portray Lord Krishna. This pilgrim center has a unique offering. Devotees offer traditional water bag and rope to the St. Mary to draw water from the well. The famous St. Alphonsa is born in Kudamaloor who is the first Christian saint from India. Kottayam is the nearest railway station to this pilgrim center which is around 4 kilometers away. Cochin International Airport is nearly 60 kilometers from this Christian shrine. We, Tour My India offers customized Christian pilgrimage holiday packages to Kerala that cover popular churches and major holy sites.

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