4.Social and Religious Movements.
1. Brief Facts :
A.About Village :
The Maravankudieruppu Village, has been established by Thiru. Swamiyadian Thirupappu Nadar and four members of his family. There are more than 1200 Roman Catholic families and more than 5000 members are now living in the Village.
The Village Maravankudieruppu is within the Town area of Nagercoil Municipality. Nagercoil is the District head quarters of Kanyakumari District, the southern most tip of India.
The Maravankudieruppu Village people are belonging to the Nadar Community.
The people of Maravankudieruppu are Roman Catholics. The present Church is dedicated to Our Lady of Snows and blessed in 1954. The Parish was established in 1984.
The people of Maravankudieruppu are based on tradition, upholding customs and usage.
i)Every year a Feast is celebrated on August 5, called the feast of Our Lady of Snows. ii)After the midnight Christmas and Easter Masses of every year the village people are taking procession from the Church to Cemetery and pay tributes to their beloved who are rested in. iii)Asanam is celebrated on 1st Sunday in the month of June to commemorate the Marian devotion in the month of May. Asanam means all the village peoples join to sacrifice goats to God and cook them with rice and distribute the same to all the village peoples. iv)The Annual Feast is also celebrated at all the Grottos (Kurusady) namely ; a)Our Lady of Goodwill - situated on the main road in front of Matha Mahal. b)Our Lady of Good Health.
c)St. Michael the Archangel
d)Our Lady of Assumption
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