Palayur Church, one of the oldest churches in India and it is acclaimed as one of the seven churches built by the Apostle St.Thomas. Situated in Thrissur district of Kerala, the Palayur Church is documented by the historians to have been built in the 52 AD and had seen several refurbishments till the 17th century. Through these times, the original altar, which was consecrated by St.Thomas is retained despite the vagaries over time. The annual festival of the “Great Pilgrimage” attended by the devotees across religions is one of the highlights of Palayur church. The elegant architecture of the Palayur church follows the Persian style of architecture. Being at an easily accessible location, Palayur church is a prominent pilgrim center in Thrissur visited by tourists and worshippers from all corners of the state.
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