Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Fr. Jins Varacheril CMI, during his Holy Ordination and First Holy Mass in the Holy Cross Church, Mattathipara

I belong to the Varacheril Family from Mattathipara, a small, serene, unruffled village under the main village Kadanad in Lalam Taluk under the Pala Constituency in Kottayam district in Kerala State in 9.73 Latitude and 76.373634 Longitude. It consists of beautiful hilly areas and a toddle to any of the hills will take you to an extremely beautiful view point where you can see Manathoor, Pizhaku, Pala, Aruvithura and many other places. Panoramic view of these areas will be interminable and everlasting.

The Holy Cross Church, Gagultha (Mattathipara)
The name Mattathipara derives its name from its geographical features. It was Mattathipara which gave me the strong foundation. there is a small beautiful Church named "Holy Cross Church, Gagultha" where I used to go for prayers along with all other simple and hardworking people. For the Hindu population there is Sri Krishna Temple to adore and worship. All live in unison and harmony.
Holy Cross U.P. School, Mattathipara, is the only school for the children of Mattathipara which has given the knowledge foundation for most of the people over there including me. The days I spent there are still lingering through my mind.

When it comes to bus and transportation, Mattathipara could never get a permanent solution from any government until the people joined hands under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Sebastian Padickakuzhiyil to buy a bus "of the people, by the people and for the people" and it was named "JANAKEEYAN" means "OF THE PEOPLE".

The nearest towns are Pala and Thodupuzha and Mattathipara is almost at the middle of these two towns. Any bus from Pala to Thodupuzha or vice versa  can reach one to places Karimkunnam or Neeloor, the adjacent small towns from where one can get conveyance to Mattathipara. People can also reach Mattathipara via Ettumanoor Railway Station, Kuruppanthara Railway Station or Kaduthuruthy Railway Station.

There are many shops for the people to get the things and people go to towns like Thodupuzha, Pala, Kottayam, Ernakulam etc for major shopping. Mattathipara has a Post Office (PIN 686651) and a branch of The Kadanadu Co-operative Bank. Most of the people are farmers and hence rely on agriculture for their livelihood.

Footing within my limitations I wish to contribute my best to my Matttathipara. I wish to delve into its depth to explore the hidden gems and bring them to the coming generations.


Prince Mattathipara

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  1. Hai,
    Its a nice description about the village Mattathippara

    Jomy Jose

  2. nice descrptn bro....go ahead....AjithkumarMattathipara

  3. nice.... also i wrote something....