Pazhanji Church

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St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral Pazhanji
Pazhanji church
https://www.facebook.com/pazhanjichurch
Nickname(s): പഴഞ്ഞി പള്ളി (In Malayalam)
St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral Pazhanji is located in Kerala
St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral Pazhanji
St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral 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 Cathedral 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.

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.

On 13 September 2015, Pazhanji church was declared as the second cathedral of the Kunnamkulam diocese, the first being St Mary's Cathedral, Arthat.

Connectivity[edit]

By Rail - You may get down at Trichur(30 km) [2] or Guruvayur(14 km)[3] or Kuttippuram (24 km)[4] Railway Station to reach pazhanji.[5] By Air - You have an option to fly to Calicut International Airport or Nedumbasseri International Airport(Kochi) to reach Pazhanji. Pazhanji is approximately 80–85 km[6][7] away from both the Airports. You may have more flights connecting to Kochi than to Calicut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • " 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)

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  1. ^ http://orthodoxchurchpazhanji.net