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Marth Mariam Syro-Malabar Church - Aayiram mappilamarku vendi aayirathil vacha palli
Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 9°55′54″N 76°35′57″E / 9.931614°N 76.599094°E / 9.931614; 76.599094Coordinates: 9°55′54″N 76°35′57″E / 9.931614°N 76.599094°E / 9.931614; 76.599094

Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686672
Telephone code 91 485
Vehicle registration KL-17
Nearest city Muvattupuzha, Thodupuzha
Lok Sabha constituency Idukki

Arakuzha is a village 6 km south east of Muvattupuzha in Kerala, India. It is located on SH 41 towards Koothattukulam, the alternate route for Main Central Road. Moozhi bridge connects Arakuzha to Vazhakulam town which is also 6 km from Arakuzha.


The village has a large population of Syrian Catholic Christians. Marth Mariam Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church has an important role in the life of the people. Saint Thomas Christians of Arakuzha have more than 1500 years of recorded history. This region comprising Kothamangalam, Vazhakulam, Arakuzha, Mylakompu, Nagapuzha, Muthalakodam of erstwhile Travancore kingdom has some very old Syrian churches. Arakuzha, being an ancient Syrian Christian centre has given asylum to many migrant Syrian Christians during the Tipu's persecution of Nasranis. Servant of God Mar Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly had served as the parish priest of Marth Mariam Church in Arakuzha (1920-22). During his tenure in Arakuzha he started a school here. He also purchased 12 acres (49,000 m2) of land in M.C.Road for constructing the famous church at Meenkunnam.[1][2]

Several families migrated to different parts of Kerala, mainly to Malabar and high range areas, in search of agriculture land.

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