Maramon

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Maramon
town
Mar Thoma Church
Mar Thoma 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
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
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, in Thiruvalla Taluk opposite to Kozhencherry town in the state of Kerala, India. It is 16 km from the Thiruvalla Town headquarters, the town of Thiruvalla.

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 Mar Thoma Syrian Church.

Villages[edit]

The following villages form a part of Maramon:-

  1. Nedumprayar
  2. Chettimukku
  3. Chalaikara
  4. Thottapuzhassery.

Transport[edit]

The T. K. Road (Thiruvalla-Pathanamthitta-Kumbazha Road/SH-07) connects the town to other major towns. The nearest railway station is Chengannur (14 km). The nearest airports are Cochin International Airport and Trivandrum International 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 Chrysostom Marthoma Metropolitan and Most Rev. Joseph Marthoma Metropolitan.

Maramon is not only renowned for Christian congregation, but also for banks of the river Pamba, and witnessing the Aranmula Snake Boat race.

See also[edit]