Muthukulithurai

Journey through Muthukulithurai
Following the footprints of St. Francis Xavier, I travelled along our coastal villages inhabited by Paravars. There were many interesting things to be noticed – the sea shells, fishing, pearl
harvesting etc. One of the prominent feature that would be noticed by everyone is the churches in these regions and their architecture.

I am listing down the churches that grab our attention:

Kanyakumari – Alangara upakara matha aalayam (Our lady of ransom church)

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Kootapuli –  St. Joseph’s church

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Perumanal – Our Lady of Visitation

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Vadakangulam – Holy Family Church

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Uvari – St. Antony’s, Kappal Matha & St. Belevendarar church 

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Kooduthalai – St. Thomas church

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Periyathalai – St. John’s & St. Stephen’s church

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Manapad – Holy Cross church

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Alanthalai – St. Peter & St. Paul church

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Veerapandiapatinam – St. Thomas church 

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Punnaikayal – Our Lady of Rajakanni 

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Palayakayal – Paripoorana Matha church (Our Lady of Expectation)

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Tuticorin – Our Lady of Snows

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Vembar – Holy Ghost church

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Of course I missed out few places such as Vaippar, Kamudhi, Idinthakarai etc. due to lack of time. I am sure I will visit them the next time.

 by Anton Niresh

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