Kerala – the home land of Palakkunnathu Family
KERALA, the land of SAINT THOMAS CHRISTIANS, and the home State of Palakkunnathu Family, is one of the most scenic places in India, with lush green vegetation, beautiful streams, rivers, waterfalls, canals and back waters, with tropical sun and abundant rain; with alluring beaches on the West and thick tropical jungle on the East; a beautiful and charming State in India.
Between the Arabian Sea on the West and Western Ghats (mountains) on the East; Kanyakumari (Cape Comerin) (8.0780N 77.540E) the southern point of India on the South and Payyanur (12.100N 75.190E) on the North, was the land known as Kerala. It was also referred as Malankara or Malabar, but this name Malabar should not be confused with the erstwhile Malabar District of British India. Moreover the present day State of Kerala does not include the whole land of ancient days.MORE DETAILS
These Words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up - Deuteronomy 6:6,7.
Neduvelil, Keezhukara, Kozhenchery.
Christianity in the South Indian State of Kerala, India, has a history from the time of the missionary activities of Saint Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus of Nazareth. In the first century it was not a religion but was a community that believed in Jesus of Nazareth, his birth, his teachings, his sufferings, his death, his resurrection and his ascension. They had their own worship places, and assembled there on each Lord’s Day with great alacrity. [Ref: Sir Thomas Herbert – Some Years Travels into Asia and Afrique p.304-305]. . . . .