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PADATHU MAPPILA FAMILY       

Welcome to Padathu Mappila Family's official website, 'www.padathumappila.family'. The aim of this website is to throw light on the rich legacy of Padathu Mappila Family, which spans five hundred years. Padathu Mappila Family's history is coeval with that of St.Mary's Cathedral, Manarcadu, the world famous Marian pilgrim centre. This is because the founder of the family, Padathu Mappila is the initial builder of the Manarcadu church. How he accomplished this marvellous feat, is described in an official book published by the 'Sevaka Sangam' of the Manarcad Church in 1967, titled as 'Athbhutha Soudham', meaning a miracle edifice, this book is a lasting tribute to the sacred memory of Padathu Mappila.To belong to the Padathu Mappila family, its members believe, is a bliss. They have had the blessings of the church in abundance over the centuries. The family is now in its sixteenth generation, and its members spread over the entire globe....



HIS DIVINE VISION

Padathu Mappila, like his forefathers, was a devout Christian. He was also particular about religious observances. On a Sunday, he made arrangements for a small religious feast at his Padath residence. A priest from Kottayam Valiya Palli had...

MANARCAD ST:MARY'S SYRIAN CHURCH

Padathu Mappila's vision brought about a marked change in his life. He took it upon himself to carry through the task to its successful completion. Once he took a decision, he would not go back on it. Fortitude, forbearance, perseverance, humility...

YAKOOB KATHANAR

Our forefather, Padathu Mappila, who was instrumental in building the church on Devasvam land specially allotted to him for the purpose of building a church in those difficult days. After the church had been built, it was incumbent on him to get the services of a priest to consecrate it. He ensured that a priest from his own family in Kothamangalam should be brought for it...