Chavaran Bhawan, Alleppey

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Chavaran Bhawan is the ancestral home of one of the leading luminaries of the Christian faith, the Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was the pioneer for the first congregation for men in the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. His home is now accorded the respect given to a holy shrine. Almost three centuries old, this symbol of Christian antiquity is a refuge for Christians to gather, pray and retreat into themselves to find the pinnacle of spirituality in repose and serenity.

Located around six kilometers from the city of Alleppey, the Chavaran Bhawan is only accessible by boats. The imperturbability of the spiritual aura this place exudes is complimented by the collective composure of its surrounding. Suitable for large congregation of people for a spiritual retreat or for a small group of people trying to get in touch with their inner selves, this spot serves as a get-away from the hustle-bustle of the otherwise tourist-oriented city.


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