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St. Philomena's Church, Koonammavu built in 1837, the church is of immense historic importance and a pilgrim centre too.Blessed Euphrasia Eluvathingal spend her boarding attached to the first

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Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10th Feb. 1805 of God fearing parents Iko (Kuriakose) Chavara and Mariam Thoppil of the Syro-Malabar Church, at Kainakary, near Allappuzha

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St. Philomena's Church, Koonammavu

The Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara spent his last years and buried at a monastery in Koonammavu. The place houses churches and religious institutions of various denominations of Christianity. Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Shrine, St. Philomena's Church, Koonammavu built in 1837, the church is of immense historic importance and a pilgrim centre too.Blessed Euphrasia Eluvathingal spend her boarding attached to the first indigenous Carmelite community founded by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Rev. Leopold Beccaro 1866 at Koonammavu.As a Muziris heritage,Roman coins were unearthed from Kochal,during Archaeological excavations. Former Kerala captain M Balan Pandit,the first Star of Kerala Cricket was born here in 16 July 1926.

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