Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vallikkattu Dayara - Vakathanam, Kottayam, Kerala

In 1875 Ramban Geevarghese Karuchira resided in the Church complex and developed it into a dayara.In 1928 His Holiness Baselios Geevarghese I, Catholicos of all East ,was laid to rest in Vallikattu Dayara. His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews I Catholicos renovated the Vallikattu Dayara in 1982. Today, it is an important pilgrim centre.August 15 (Shunoyo Feast) and December 17 (anniversary of Catholica II) and June 5,6 (anniversary of H.G.Augen Mar Dionasius) are the important feast days for the Dayara.