Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A trip to Tiruvalla

Recently I made a trip to Tiruvalla.It is around 124 kilometers away from Thiruvananthapuram,the place where I live.

On my way to Tiruvalla,I got down at  a small town Kottarakara to visit famous Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathi kshetram (Temple). The temple is a Hindu pilgrim centre.It is one of the ancient and most important Maha Ganapathi (Lord Ganesha) Temple in Kerala. Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathi kshetram is located 64 away from Thiruvananthapuram on way to Tiruvalla.(The Picture below is  of Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathi kshetram (Temple)

 On my way,I also paid a visit to Parumala church.Parumala church has the Tomb of St. Gregorios (Parumala Thirumeni,the first  Christian saint of India),  belonging to the Indian Orthodox Church(Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church) and Syriac Orthodox Church. It is a Christian pilgrimage centre.(The Picture below is  of Parumala Church.)

Parumala church is situated on the banks of river Pamba.The Pamba(also called Pampa river) is the third longest river in the state of Kerala. Sabarimala  temple,a famous hindu pilgrim centre is alsolocated on the banks of the river Pamba.((The Picture below is of Pampa river.)

 After a journey of three hours I reached  Tiruvalla.
Tiruvalla is a   big town located in Pattanamthitta in the State of  Kerala in South India,.It is the biggest commercial center in the district of Pattanamthitta.
 Almost every leading bank in the country has a branch here. The town has the largest number of ATMs of different banks in the entire state. It is commonly said that at least one member from each family there will be working in a foreign country  mostly in USA,UK,Germany,UAE and other gulf countries.

Here I wish to publish pictures of St .John's cathedral ,which is situated at the heart of Tiruvalla town.