St. Mary’s Orthodox Syrian Church, Niranam, popularly known as Niranam Pally, is a parish under the Niranam diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. This church was founded by St. Thomas (Mar Thoma), the Apostle of Jesus Christ, in AD 54. Among the attractions at the church are a huge Cross made of granite, relics of St. Thomas, remnants of the old church, the golden cross etc...
Indian Orthodox Church
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India was established in A. D. 52, when Apostle St. Thomas travelled Kerala, preaching Gospel. Though St. Thomas Christians (Syrian Christians) have moved to various denominations, the parental body - Indian Orthodox Church - maintained its independent nature and is headed by the Catholicos of the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas... more »
Niranam is a beautiful village situated in the delta of rivers Pampa and Manimala: part of Thiruvalla taluk and Pathanamthitta district. This is a typical Keralite agricultural village, full of paddy fields and coconut trees. Historically, Niranam has been famous for the missionary work of St. Thomas, the Niranam Poets, the Golden Cross etc. Niranam has a rich tradition of literature, cultural exchange and religious harmony... more»