|Athirampuzha St.Mary's Church|
Athirampuzha - a Grama Panchayath and an ancient town located 10 kms from Kottayam, 3 kms from Ettumanoor and M.C Road (Main Central Road) S.H.1 of Kerala. Athirampuzha has a very colorful and rich history to tell, It was a well known Port Town till mid of 1900s.
Water and road transport facilities in the early years made Athirampuzha a well famous marketplace.Also a main market and trade center in Central Kerala to connect the East to Western regions through channels and rivers.The development of wide roads and bridges to the western parts of kottayam and Alappuzha were reduced the importance of trade through the backwater routes.
|Athirampuzha St.Sebastian's Church (cheriya pally)|
|St.Sebastian Athirampuzha on Jan.24 Night Procession|
The history of Athirampuzha is described in number of ancient books and historical travelogues.One of them is the historic eight-year journey started from Athirampuzha boat jetty(Chantha kulam) in 1778 by Kariattil Ouseph (Joseph) Malpan and Paremmakkal Thoma Kathanar to Rome to represent the problems of Kerala Syrian Catholics, and recorded in his famous travelogue known as "Varthamana Pusthakam".
Employees and Students of Mahatma Gandhi University, doctors, teachers and all types of staff and students from various Educational and Medical institutions in and around this location reside here. This location became a fast developing residential area in Kottayam dist. and attracts lot of peoples and families as safe place to live.
|Mahatma Gandhi University main entrance, Athirampuzha.|
|The Famous Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple|
|Railway Station Ettumanoor in athirampuzha Panchayath|
B.K. College Amalagiri, K.E College Mannanam, Medical College Kottayam (5km from Athirampuzha), Ettumanoor Railway Station in Athirampuzha Panchayath,Charis Bhavan (charismatic retreat centre), Lord Mahadev(Siva)Temple at the Ettumanoor, Industrial Estate, ITI are the other main places (within 3km) to visit.
|fuel station(petrol pump) Athirampuzha|
St.Mary's Church Athirampuzha and St.Sebastian's Feast
The Athirampuzha Pally Known as Valiya Pally is the main attraction in this region. The Church is blessed dedicated to Our Lady, the Blessed Mary on August 15th 835 AD.The famous St.Sebastian's Feast celebrated here the Month of January19th to February1st every year. The main procession on 24th and 25th of January is a unique and attracts many of devotees around the world.The Statue of St.Seabstian, roopakkoodu, beautiful Alter, the big mono block stone cross, three big bells hanging at a height of 85ft.is the main attractions of the church.
For further Information about St mary's Church: visit here
Watch this video - the memorable moments of the St.Sebastian feast, Athirampuzha.