Places of Worship

St. Peter's and St. Paul's Malankara Orthodox Church

St. Peter's and St. Paul's Malankara Orthodox Church

St. Peter's and St. Paul's Malankara Orthodox Church

St. Peter's and St. Paul's Malankara Orthodox Church is known as Parumala Palli or Parumala Church

A pilgrimage centre with a large number of worshippers, the church houses the tomb of Geevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala. The first canonised Christian saint from India, he died on November 2, 1902, at the age of 54. He was declared a saint of the church by the Catholics and Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Geevarghese in 1947. Followers of the saint include both Christians and Hindus.

Obliging Joseph Mar Dionysius, the famous Malankara Metropolitan, who always wanted to establish a seminary in the area, Arikupurathu Mathen Karnavar donated a two-acre plot with a temporary church in 1985. Mar Gregorios renovated the church, dedicated to the apostles Peter and Paul. Award-winning architect Charles Correa designed the new church which can accommodate more than 2000 believers.

How to Reach

By Road

By Road
Thiruvalla Municipal Bus Stand, about 9 km
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By Rail

By Rail
Thiruvalla Railway Station, about 12 km
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By Air
By Air
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 127 km
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