Pazhanji Church

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St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church Pazhanji
Pazhanji church
church
Nickname(s): പഴഞ്ഞി പള്ളി (In Malayalam)
St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church Pazhanji is located in Kerala
St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church Pazhanji
St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church Pazhanji
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°41′19″N 76°03′03″E / 10.688553°N 76.050925°E / 10.688553; 76.050925Coordinates: 10°41′19″N 76°03′03″E / 10.688553°N 76.050925°E / 10.688553; 76.050925
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Pazhanji Church 1852
Founded by PULIKKOTTIL JOSEPH MAR DIONYSIUS
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 680542
Website http://www.orthodoxchurchpazhanji.net/

Pazhanji Church (Officially Called as St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church Pazhanji ) [1] is a Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church situated at Pazhanji : Postal code : 680542 near Kunnamkulam in Thrissur District of Kerala, India . The church is said to have been constructed by believers who fled from Cochin and later settled and constructed the church. It is how the name Pazhanji (Malayalam meaning Old) came into being for the place.

The Church Is Also Known As " Pazhanji Palli " (In Malayalam : പഴഞ്ഞി പള്ളി ) " Palli " [similar to the Malayalam word for "Church"], It has historical importance and is a part of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. St. Mary’s Church Feast is a grand occasion spread over two days (October 2 and 3)[2] and marked by music and festivities and a colorful procession in which more than 40 caparisoned elephants participate. It is very famous for the colorful processions with Elephants ,band sets , Chenda Melam , Shinkari Melam... and of course the fireworks.The "Kodiyum Kurisum" and the "Nercha Oonu" is also the inevitable part and worth participating. Lot of believers and non believers and also tourists from across mainland and abroad come and visit the church during the occasion. It occurs on October 2 and October 3 of every year.[3]

The church is very old and said to have been constructed by believers who fled from Thirukochi. Later on they settled here forever and constructed the church. It is how the name "Pazhanji" [similar to the Malayalam word for "old"] came into being for the place.

The church is a few hundred years old, and the walls are beautiful with paintings and craft works on the walls, and you can feel a true spiritual experience.

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* https://www.facebook.com/pazhanjichurch ( Official FaceBook Page Of Pazhanji Palli / Pazhanji church)
* " Pazhanji Palli " (In Malayalam : പഴഞ്ഞി പള്ളി ) : Palli(പള്ളി ) is a malayalam  word means Church
* Churches in Kunnamkulam
* Churches in Pazhanji , Postal code : 680542
* [1] (St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church Pazhanji) http://orthodoxchurchpazhanji.net ( Official Website Of Pazhanji Palli / Pazhanji church)
  1. ^ http://orthodoxchurchpazhanji.net