Also known as “St George’s” is a catholic shrine in Kerala known as Kadamattom Church. This “Syrian catholic” church is located in town called “Muvattupuzha” in the Ernakulum district. This church is supposed to have been built during the 9th century by a priest called Mar Sabor. Furthermore, this church comprises of “Persian Cross” that has been installed on the right wall in the altar room. This cross is said to have been made by Mar Sabor. In addition, a popular feast known as the “Kadamattom” is celebrated annually during the months January-February to honour the death anniversary of Mar Sabor.
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a. Best time to visit Kadamattom Church
The ideal time to visit this temple is during the winter the season which begins in October and ends in February with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 33 degree Celsius to a minimum of 17 degree Celsius.
b. How to reach Kadamattom Church
Kadamattom Church Map
1. By train:
The nearest railway station to this church is in Ernakulum. The Ernakulum Railway Junction is well connected to major cities in the country.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to Kadamattom church the starting points located in close proximity are Thrissur, and Kottayam.
a. How to reach Kadamattom church from Thrissur : The shortest route to reach Kadamattom church from Thrissur is via NH544 as depicted in the map above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
b. How to reach Kadamattom church from Kottayam : The fastest route from Kottayam to Kadamattom church is via Main Central Rd and the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
3. By air:
The closest airport to this beach is located in Cochin. The Cochin International Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as to international destinations.
c. Religious significance of the Kadamattom Church
According to a myth there lived an influential family in Muvattupuzha called the “Karthas”. Now it so happened that a small child belonging to this family contracted a disease that neither could be detected, as a result nor it could be cured. It was during this period that a priest called Mar Abo arrived from the Middle East, entered this region and was able to detect and cure the disease, as a result of which the family i.e. Karthas out of sheer joy gifted him land so that he could construct a church. It was eventually then on this land that was gifted to the priest that this church was eventually constructed.
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