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Kanjoor Church

St.Mary’s Forane Church, Kanjoor is one of the ancient catholic churches in Kerala. Consecrated in the year AD 1001, this church is portrayed as the symbol of...
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St.Mary’s Forane Church, Kanjoor is one of the ancient catholic churches in Kerala. Consecrated in the year AD 1001, this church is portrayed as the symbol of the strong Christian faith and the spiritual renaissance of Kanjoor in the beginning of the last millennium. Situated along the Kalady-Aluva Road, this church is a combination of Indian architecture, Persian design and Portuguese artistry; an epic in the style of Catholic Church construction. Ancient sculptures and paintings using a mixture of fruit pulp, the juices of rare plant leaves and gold dust adorn the sanctum sanctorum of this ancient church. The granite monolith (of a single stone) cross standing tall in the church courtyard, the majestic and grandiose main door, the granite pillars, the monolith baptism tank, sculptured in the shape of a lotus, the epitaph with inscription in the ancient round script (vattezhuthu), the exquisite pulpit with the symbols of the Holy Spirit, the ancient and priceless documents written on the Palmyra leaves (thaliyola), and many other antiques that stand testimony to the greatness of Kanjoor and remind us of the rich cultural heritage and the noble Christian traditions that once belonged to Kanjoor over the years
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Sukinroxy
 
Sukinroxy September 06, 2012
Amazing !!!
akhiljoy
akhiljoy September 07, 2012
Thank You!!
Trash518
 
Trash518 September 06, 2012
Beautiful
akhiljoy
akhiljoy September 07, 2012
Thank You!!
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom January 04, 2013
Very nice.. blessings...
akhiljoy
akhiljoy April 20, 2013
:)
marcelfens
 
marcelfens April 29, 2013
Nice POV!
akhiljoy
akhiljoy April 30, 2013
:)
Michaeljae
 
Michaeljae April 29, 2013
Outstanding photo!
akhiljoy
akhiljoy April 30, 2013
Thanks :)
akhiljoy
akhiljoy April 30, 2013
thanks for the Recognition too :)
eastonh PRO
 
eastonh May 01, 2013
STUNNING, AWE INSPIRING!!!! I AM AT A LOSE FOR WORDS.
akhiljoy
akhiljoy May 02, 2013
haha thanks :)
do read the history...:)
srimanta
 
srimanta May 02, 2013
excellent colour and composition.....
akhiljoy
akhiljoy May 02, 2013
Thanks :)
winnerslens31 Platinum
 
winnerslens31 May 04, 2013
Great Photo keep up the good work.
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akhiljoy
akhiljoy May 09, 2013
Thanks :)
UnkleFrank
 
UnkleFrank May 07, 2013
Very impressive! Thank you for the history lesson.
akhiljoy
akhiljoy May 09, 2013
:)
ArtbyAngelina
 
ArtbyAngelina May 08, 2013
Just gorgeous! :-)
akhiljoy
akhiljoy May 09, 2013
:)
vasso
 
vasso May 15, 2013
amazing photo! very interesting story!
akhiljoy
akhiljoy May 15, 2013
Thank You!!!
emileabbott PRO
 
emileabbott June 03, 2013
Gorgeous
akhiljoy
akhiljoy June 07, 2013
:)
animals
 
animals June 04, 2013
very beautiful
akhiljoy
akhiljoy June 07, 2013
Hey thanks!!
metoo PRO
 
metoo June 05, 2013
Fantastic photo
akhiljoy
akhiljoy June 07, 2013
Thank you!!!!
LCdutch
 
LCdutch June 06, 2013
Fantastic. You can feel the presence.
akhiljoy
akhiljoy June 07, 2013
:)
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MaryAnne306 June 21, 2013
Beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to put up the interesting description.
akhiljoy
akhiljoy July 04, 2013
:)
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