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Family and denominations
The four prominent Brahmin families accepted the Christian faith are Kalli, Kallikavu, Pakalomattam and Sankarapuri. From them the new faith of christanity spreaded all over the continent.
Our Family members belongs to most major christian denominations like Marthoma, Jacobite, Orthodox, St.Thomas Evangelical, Catholic, Knanaya Jcobites and catholic, and different types of Penthecostal churches. It is the grace of the almighty God, and Saviour Jesus Christ that keeps this great family in his wings where ever they are.
Some Known Personal Details of Mr Kurien
Mr Kurien was a nice trusted and believable person . He was a believer of Knanaya Jacobite and while he moved to the new location, the other neighbours were Marthomites, therefore he joined with them and become a member of the Marthoma Sabha. He dedicated himself to the construction of the Marthoma Church in Myladumpara along with other 4 migrated families from the Central Travancome area, in the year 1936 (kollavarsham 1111) and he was the first "ALMAYA SISHRUSHAKAN" in the church. The plot for the Church was bought by the five migrated family equally shared and registered among their names as per their age starting from first name Mr Kurien Kochazhikathu, 2nd name Mr Geevarghese Kizhekkemannil, 3rd name Mr Pathrose Puthumana and the 4th name Mr Mathunny Kaleekkal supported with his brother Kutty (KV Varghese), which the place was in Thalavoor village. That time the people who are living in pattazhy have no right to build worship places/churches in Pattazhy, becuase it is imagined of pattazhy devi's own place, and the revenue incomes/taxes all are paid to Pattazhy Devesom only, till the Kerala Assemby passed the Pattazhy special Bill in 1960. These 5 migrated families are the Originators of the Bethel Marthoma Church Myladumpara. After a period of three years this was re-registered to the property of Marthoma Sabha by these members by the 4th name to the first name as a serial. After a long period Mr. Kurien gone to the Indian Penthecostal Church. He had a talent to teach the childrens to the alphabets of Malayalam while conducting of "Asan Pallikudam".
He expired in the year 1961 and cremated in his plot where he lived then the Kudumba Veedu as per the rights and belief of the Indian penticost Church. Now it has been sold to some others by his younger son Mr Thankachan (KK Thomas). His second wife Chechamma's will and wish was to be burried her with Mr Kurien's tomb but it couldnt be done because she died when she was with her younger daughter's home in Padayanipara and cremated in the cemetery of Piravanthoor The penthecostal mission. Also Kuriens first wife Mrs. Mariamma was cremeated in the Jacobite Church Cemitery at Manjakala, Thalavoor.