St. Mary's Forane Church, Puthenchira built in AD 400 has the history of ages behind it. It was renovated by Portugeese in the 9th century after its destruction of communal clash. A granite double cross installed by Paranki, a portugeese in 1502 still stands in front of the church providing ample proof to the prime churches of the Kodungallur Diocese. Photo Gallery of St. Mary's Forane Church, Puthenchira.
The history of Sampaloor is interwoven with the Saints and Scholars who came to Sampaloor through the waterways which starting from Musiris to Mararikulam (a river port where houseboats can anchor). The name Sampaloor derived from the name, St. Paul Oor (means the place of St. Paul). Oor in Tamil language means "place".
Churches at Mala and its neighboring places.
St. Stanislaus Forane Church Mala Thrissur (Mala RC Church):
Patron: St. Stanislaus Forane: Mala Church Status: Forane Estd: 1840 Number of Families: 1320 Population: 7500 Address: Mala, PIN Code - 680 732 Phone: 0480-2890215, 2892505 More about St. Stanislaus Church Mala.
Photo Gallery of Malakadavu, Mala Jewish Monument, Puthenchira water falls, Vynthala Oxbow Lake, Athirappilly and Vazhachal Water Falls, Mala Carmel College, Snehagiri English Medium School, Kottackal Soccorso Convent Girls School, Vadama Pambummekkattu Mana, Mala St. Stanislaus Church, Ambazhakadu RC Church, Puthenchira St Mary's Forane Church, Kuzhikattussery Pilgrim Centre, Sampaloor Pilgrim Centre and more. .
The St.Thomas Church of Ambazhakkadu had centuries old background as it was built in 300 AD. It was the fulfillment of a cherished dream of a group of people inspired by St.Thomas. The place in which the church now stands was donated by a "Namboothiri" (Brahmin) of Ambazhakkadu Mana hence it got it's name "Ambazhakkadu". This itself shows the unity and mutual understanding that prevailed among different castes in the ancient period.
Mala St. Stanislaus Forane Church reputed to be the only one after Stanislaus Cosco in the whole of India was built in 1840. Excellence in architectural grandeur is its prime attraction. Mala St. Stanislaus Forane Church is also known for the peace and solace that believers attain.