Area: Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9.9586007, 76.2566016999999
Keywords: Koonan kurish Church , Mattancherry Church , Coonan Cross Church , Koonan Kurish Pally , Coonan Cross oath
Recommended Equipment: Tripod, Prime Lens
Mattancherry Church , Coonan Cross Old Syrian Church at Mattancherry , Kochi , Kerala , India . The St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church at Mattancherry town of Kochi (Cochin ) better known as the Koonan Kurishu Pally entered the annals of history following the oath taken by St Thomas Christians of Kerala in AD 1653, protesting against the the attempt to impose the hegemony of the Roman Church by the Portuguese . This incident in AD 1653 is the first attempt to resist colonialism and western invasion in India .
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