Kottakkavu Church

Kottakkavu Church or St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is located in Parur town in Kerala and is an important Muziris Heritage Site as it was one of the seven church established by St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Christ.It is believed that the Persian Cross, which is preserved in the chapel in front of the church, might have been engraved in rock in 880 AD. A wooden cross which the saint had planted was kept in the church till the 18th century. But during the siege of Tipu Sultan, various churches were demolished, and this cross too was destroyed. The church ransacked at that time was the third one built after the saint’s time. The church of 1308 was rebuilt and blessed on 15th August 2002.

St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Photo Credit Challiyan at Malayalam Wikipedia

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