Maramon

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Maramon
town
Maramon is located in Kerala
Maramon
Maramon
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°20′0″N 76°41′0″E / 9.33333°N 76.68333°E / 9.33333; 76.68333Coordinates: 9°20′0″N 76°41′0″E / 9.33333°N 76.68333°E / 9.33333; 76.68333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest city Kozhencherri
Lok Sabha constituency Mavelikkara

Maramon is a small town on the Pampa River, opposite to Kozhencherry town in the state of Kerala, India. It is 12 km from the Pathanamthitta district headquarters, the town of Pathanamthitta. Maramon is famous because of the Maramon Convention, the largest Christian gathering in Asia[citation needed]. Maramon is said to be the birthplace of Marthoma Church.

The following villages form a part of Maramon 1)Nedumprayar 2)Chettimukku 3)Chalaikara.

Transport[edit]

Maramon is well connected by road.

Road

The T.K.Road ( Thiruvalla-Pathanamthitta-Kumbazha Road / SH - 07 ) connects the town to other major towns.

Rail

The nearest Railway stations are Chengannur (14 km) and Tiruvalla (17 km).

Air

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport and Trivandrum airport. The proposed rural Aranmula International Airport would be the closest airport upon completion, at 5 km away. An airport in central Travancore is an aspiration of millions of central Travancorians working all over the world who support the Government exchequer with much needed foreign currency. In central Travancore most of household depending on remittance of their sons and daughters from foreign destinations. Today they had to depend distant Nedumbassery or Triavandrum airports.On 5 May 2013, The Kozhencherry Taluk Land Board declared a total of 340 acres of land in the district as excess land on the basis of the Kerala Land Reforms Act of 1961, which pegged the land holding limit for individuals at 15 acres. The 340 acres, including 232 acres belonging to the airport site, were to be absorbed into the land bank of the State Government.

Significance[edit]

The town Maramon is generally recognized as center of Christian culture and influence in India. Maramon is also famous as the birthplace of 'Palakkunnathu' Abraham Malpan (Malpan means teacher), leader of the reformation in the Syrian Church of Malabar in the 19th century. The Mar Thoma Sabha is headed by Most Rev Philipose Mar Chrisostem Marthoma Metropolitan and Most Rev Joseph Marthoma Metropolitan.

See also[edit]

Maramon marthoma church. Chettimukku Devi Temple. Kozhenchery bridge. Nedumprayar town.Thottapuzhassery.