St. Mary’s Church, Niranam,
popularly known as Niranam Valiyapally.
This church was founded by St. Thomas (Mar Thoma), the Apostle of Jesus Christ, in AD 54.
The present building, supposedly the
was constructed in 1912 and was reinforced during the year 2000.
Among the attractions at the church are a huge Cross made of granite,
relics of St. Thomas,
remnants of the old church,
the golden cross etc.
St. Thomas was the apostle who chose to travel to the farthest and remotest areas for his missionary works. He was speared on December 19 (AD 72)
and he entered martyrdom on December 21.