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Kuravilangad

Kuravilangad is a small in Kottayam district near Ettumanoor. The land of Kuravilangad is blessed by the esteemed presence of St. Mary’s Forane Church, which was built in 105 A.D. It is believed, Mother Mary's first appearance in the world, was in Kuravilangad. Our Lady appeared to a few children at Kuravilangad, who were tending their flock in the bushes.

Our Lady asked them to build a church at the place. Martha Mariam church is the ancestral home of Christian communities in Kerala and out side the State. It is in Meenachil Taluk, 22 kms north of Kottayam, on the eastern side of M.C. Road. Kuravilangad Church belongs to the diocese of Palai. The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary kept at the side altar is unique.

It is carved from granite and it is believed that it was brought from North India. This is a miraculous statue and the devotees call this statue "Kuravilangad Muthiyamma".

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