Things To do in Pathanamthitta

Overview

Perched atop a hill about 6 km from Pathanamthitta, the Manjinikkara Church is a prominent pilgrim center for Syrian Christians. Founded by Mor Yullus Elias Qoro, this church is revered for its exceptional altar adorned with figures of Saint and Jesus. The main attraction is the holy tomb of Patriarch Mar Ignatius Elias III, located near the altar. It is believed that the saint resided here from 1931 until his passing in 1932. The annual feast of the saint, known as Orma Perunnal, is celebrated with great fervor. Visitors can also explore the nearby Paliakara Church for a spiritual experience.

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