Maramon

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Maramon
മാരാമൺ
town
Marthoma Church
Marthoma Church
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-27
Nearest city Kozhencherry
Lok Sabha constituency Aranmula
The Maramon Convention
Maramon Convention devoutees
Eco Friendly initiative
Shops for the festival
Another view of the stalls

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 Convention[edit]

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.

Villages[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

The T.K.Road ( Thiruvalla-Pathanamthitta-Kumbazha Road / SH - 07 ) connects the town to other major towns. The nearest Railway stations are Chengannur (14 km). The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport and Trivandrum airport.

Christian Cultural Center[edit]

The town Maramon is generally recognized as center of Christian culture and influence in India. Among the churches in Maramon include the Maramon Marthoma Church, St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church ( also known as Maramon Marthamariam Pazhaya Suriyani Palli), St. Joseph Catholic Church, and a few others. 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.