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"shrine of Fr. Kuriakose Elias, the first canonised catholic male saint of India"

The First canonised male saint of India of catholic origin and the co-founder of CMI congregation... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Joji J
Kochi (Cochin), India
Unusual place to visit!

it was pretty amazing to see the hut where the Saint was born inside the actual church! Its all... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
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East of Ambalapuzha, Alappuzha 688007, India
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

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...More

Thank Joji J
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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!

Thank sig_vno
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Cultural events and other religious functions are often conducted here.Plase do visit here when on a trip ..

Thank akankshsh
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The shine is just a typival shrived devoted by the catholic followers of Fr. Chavara. Awesome place..

Thank Akanksh S
Reviewed 19 August 2016

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

Thank crazzziedude1
Reviewed 12 June 2016

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...More

Thank Arun K
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

A great place to experience calm and serenity. The surroundings have been well preserved as well and is a good place to visit to get peace of mind

Thank kevinjohn1991
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Being the birth place of saint, it was a worthy place to visit. The church is built around the saint's actual lived house. With low roofs one can explore the saint's house with ducking around. It was not known to us as we were visiting...More

Thank Nishanth P
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Chavara Bhavan is the birth place of St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara, situated at Kainakary, backwaters of Kerala. The contribution of the saint towards revolution in education in the state of Kerala is remarkable and helped very much in the socio,economic and religious sector

Thank syrus v
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I went there with my family and relatives, such a good church, can feel the love of the blessed Chavara father there every where.

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