Chavara Bhavan Shrine

Chavara Bhavan Shrine, Alappuzha

Chavara Bhavan Shrine
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,315 contributions
If you want peacefulness and serenity...
Nov 2018 • Friends
There are two things to remember about the Chavara Bhavan Shrine; one - you can only get to it by boat and, two, if you want action, then this is not the place for you. However, if you want peacefulness and serenity then this spiritual resort is a "must see" attraction. The highlight of the shrine is Kuriakose's preserved home, a rather small hut. It has a thatched roof of coconut leaves and a simple living space, which indicate his simple life. Just drink in the quiet surroundings and, if you want to, offer up a small prayer. Refreshments are available on site.
Written July 3, 2019
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SURAJ K
Kochi (Cochin), India5,710 contributions
GOOD PLACE TO VISIT !!!
Nov 2018 • Family
The ancestral home of the recently canonized St Kuriakose Elis chavara,situated in an Island,accessible only by boat.Lots of devotees who come here and prays feel blessed and receive favours from the Saint.Must visit...
Written March 12, 2019
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sunnyahuja4586
Mumbai, India602 contributions
Tranquil
Oct 2018 • Couples
The moment you step foot into this place it feels like bliss. A must visit if and when you around the area.
Written December 25, 2018
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mail2mathews96
Hyderabad, India235 contributions
Chavara Bhavan Shrine
Aug 2018 • Friends
Chavara Bhavan Shrine is one of the oldest shrine located near Ambalapuzha nice place it is very silent and as well very peaceful
Written October 23, 2018
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Joji J
Kochi (Cochin), India3,094 contributions
"shrine of Fr. Kuriakose Elias, the first canonised catholic male saint of India"
Jul 2017 • Friends
The First canonised male saint of India of catholic origin and the co-founder of CMI congregation is Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara.He was a social reformer and played a major role in educating the people of lower ranks of society and he also started the first printing press at Mannanam.He died at Koonammavu in 1871 AD and was buried there and his mortal remains were transferred to Mannanam. The Chavara Bhavan Shrine is constructed at his birth place which is about 6 Kms from Alleppey and a lot of devotees visit the shrine. The small hut where he was born is still maintained and various rituals and cultural events are being conducted at the Shrine.
Written September 18, 2017
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sig_vno
Chantilly City, France31 contributions
Unusual place to visit!
May 2016 • Couples
it was pretty amazing to see the hut where the Saint was born inside the actual church! Its all about Christian church in India, very different from what we practice as christians in Europe! but still worth of the visit!
Written April 27, 2017
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akankshsh
64 contributions
Awesome shrine..
Oct 2015 • Couples
Cultural events and other religious functions are often conducted here.Plase do visit here when on a trip ..
Written September 30, 2016
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Akanksh S
Mysuru (Mysore), India84 contributions
Divine
Jun 2016 • Family
The shine is just a typival shrived devoted by the catholic followers of Fr. Chavara. Awesome place..
Written September 30, 2016
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crazzziedude1
Chennai (Madras), India85 contributions
Known to be a very powerful church
Aug 2016 • Solo
Situated in the middle of a village.
This has one of the oldest style of church which I have never seen in any other places
The entire place is surrounded by agricultural land and you can see greenary everywhere
Written August 19, 2016
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,863 contributions
A Holy Shrine Accessible by Boat .
Mar 2016 • Friends
Chavara Bhavan is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara situated in the Kainakary back waters of Kerala. It is 6 ms from Alappuzha & is accessible by boat only.
It is only a holy shrine & spiritual resort, where thousands of devotees gather for prayer, receive favours & feel amply grateful.
Here a 255 years old historically important beacon of light is preserved intact in its original & primitive form.
Written June 12, 2016
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