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Puthenkurish is a town in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala near Kolenchery town en route to Muvattupuzha.It is a part of the Greater Cochin area. Puthencruz is one of the fastest developing villages in Ernakulam district. Puthencruz plays a pivotal role in connecting different smaller villages and other surrounding towns to Ernakulam as it lies in the outer ring of Ernakulam City. Puthencruz is rapidly developing into a city and will be at the pivot of expansion of the Ernakulam municipal area.
The name Puthencruz is a Portuguesisation of the Malayalam word പുത്തൻകുരിശ് (puthan kuriśŭ), which means New Cross. The settlement was previously known as 'Pannikkuzhy kara'. The origin of the name of the place is synonymous with the establishment of a new cross by the Syrian Christians who were the parishioners of Kolenchery St. Peter's & St. Paul's Syrian Jacobite Church in the year 1816 AD. Kolenchery Church was built in the 7th-century, and has many subsidiary ones like Kurinji and Poothrikka. When the new cross was established as a belief by the locals to get rid of an infectious disease called "Masoori", the procession of the main festival from the mother church of Kolenchery extended up to Pannikuzhy kara, the people started to tell that "the procession shall extend to the Puthen Kurisu". The name of the place in time changed to Puthankurisu, and was Portuguesised to Puthencruz. Earlier names of this place was also termed as 'Puttumanoor' and 'Puliyirangum Kara' in many records. There is a very ancient temple which was known as 'Chaarapparambathu Bhagavathy Temple' later came to known as 'Puthenkaavu Bhagavathy Temple'.
As of 2001 [update] India census, Puthencruz had a population of 23878 with 12026 males and 11852 females.
Ernakulam is a district of Kerala, India situated in the central part of that state. Spanning an area of about 2,407 km2, Ernakulam district is home to over 12% of Kerala’s population. Its headquarters is located at Kakkanad in Kochi. Kochi is known as the commercial capital of Kerala. The district is famous for its ancient temples, churches, and mosques. The district includes the largest metropolitan region of the state, Greater Cochin. Ernakulam district is the highest revenue yielding district in the state. It is the third most populous district in Kerala, after Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram .. Ernakulam district also hosts the highest number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala state.
Perumbavoor is a Historic Place located at Bank of Periyar(Poorna River) in Ernakulam District in the Indian state of Kerala. It lies in the North Eastern tip of the Greater Cochin area and is also the headquarters of Kunnathunad Taluk. Perumbavoor is famed in the state for wood industries and small-scale industries. Ernakulam lies 30 km southwest of Perumbavoor. The town lies between Angamaly and Muvattupuzha on the Main Central Road (MC), which connects Thiruvananthapuram to Angamaly through the old Travancore part of Kerala. Perumbavoor lies in the banks of rivers Periyar and Muvattupuzha.
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Pancode is a small village in Ernakulam district of the state of Kerala in India. Pancode is just 16 km away from the prestigious Smart City Project and InfoPark, Kochi.
Baselios Thomas I Maphrian is an Indian bishop and primate of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church, an autonomous Catholicate under the supreme ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Syriac Orthodox Church. He was enthroned on 26 July 2002 by Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East in a ceremony held in Damascus, Syria. The office of the Maphrian has been vacant between 1996 (date of death of Baselios Paulose II Catholicos and 2002.
The Jacobite Syrian Christian Church also known as the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Church, the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, or the Syriac Orthodox Church of India, is an autonomous Oriental Orthodox Church based in the Indian state of Kerala, and is an integral branch of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch. It recognizes the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Of Antioch and all the East, Ignatius Aphrem II seated in the Cathedral of Saint George, Bab Tuma, Damascus, Syria, as its Supreme Head. It functions as a largely autonomous unit within the church, under the authority of the Catholicos of India, Baselios Thomas I. Currently, this is the only church in Malankara which has a direct relationship with the Syriac Christians of Antioch, which has continued from after the schism and they continue to employ the West Syriac Rite Liturgy of Saint James.
Mazhuvannoor is a panchayat village in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. It is located in the Kunnathunad taluk. It is located near the town of Kolenchery. The panchayat headquarters are located at Airapuram.
Kadamattom Church is an ancient [[Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church] located in Kadamattom near Kolenchery, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India.
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Marady is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala.
Vengola is a Panchayat and Village in Kunnathunad Taluk of Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. It lies in the bus route from Perumbavoor to Kolenchery. Nearby villages are Kizhakkambalam (4.4 km), Vadavucode/Puthencruz (6.4 km), Kunnathunad (6.4 km), Rayamangalam (6.9 km), Choornikkara (7.1 km), Vazhakulam (2.7 km).
Thuravoor is a Grama Panchayath in Aluva Taluk of Ernakulam District in the South Indian state of Kerala. Thuravoor Grama Panchayath is nearly 5 km from Angamaly Town. The Panchayat covers 12.13 km2 in area. The borders of this panchayat are Mookkannoor and Manjapra Panchayat in the north, Manjapra, Malayattoor-Neeleeswaram Panchayat in the East. Kalady panchayat and Angamaly Municipality in the south, and Karukutty and Mookkannoor Panchayat on the west.
Vadavucode is a village in the Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala,India near the town of Puthencruz. It is one of the local and Developing Village Near Puthencruz Town. Vadavucode plays a pivotal role in connecting two Villages Known as Kaninad and Pancode.
Mar Athanasius Memorial Higher Secondary School (MAMHSS) is a school situated in Puthencruz, Ernakulam district, Kerala. The school is affiliated with Kerala State Education Board, SCERT.
Sir Dr. Mor Athanasious Eliyas is a Syriac Orthodox bishop. As of 2012 he was the President of Antiochean Faith Movement in India and Vicar General of the St. Athanasius Cathedral at the Puthencuriz.
St. Peter's and St. Paul's Orthodox Syrian Church is a church situated in Kolenchery, in Ernakulam, Kerala State, India. It was established in the seventh century.
Yaqub Mor Anthonios is a Syriac Orthodox bishop and Metropolitan of the Manglore Diocese.
Malankara Malpan Arch Corepiscopa Curien (Kurian) Kaniyamparambil was a priest in the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church and a scholar in Syriac language, who translated the Bible from ancient Peshitta text to Malayalam (വിശുദ്ധഗ്രന്ഥം) for the first time. This is the official bible used by Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.
St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Piravom, also known as Piravom Valiyapally, is one of the more ancient and prominent cathedral churches in Kerala, India. It currently is under the jurisdiction of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The church stands on a hilltop on the eastern bank of the Muvattupuzha river at Piravom, 35 km. east of Kochi. The church was built by the ancient Malankara Nasranees or the Malankara Suriyani Christians in the name of Holly Mary. It is a pilgrimage center for Christians in Kerala. The ownership of the church has been disputed between the Jacobite and Orthodox churches, with the supreme court ruling in 2019 that ownership of the cathedral be given to the Orthodox church.
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