OUR LADY OF SNOWS - PRAY FOR US | புனித தஸ்நேவிஸ் மாதாவே - எங்களுக்காக வேண்டிகொள்ளுங்கள் | Sancta Maria, Ora pro nobis
The Maravankudieruppu Village, has been established in 1781 by Thiru. Swamiyadian Thirupappu Nadar 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, Tamil Nadu, 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 St.Thasnavis Matha (Our Lady of Snows) and blessed in 1954. The Parish was established in 1784.
The people of Maravankudieruppu are based on tradition, upholding customs and usage.
Every year many events will be held there.
(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 together 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 ;
Our Lady of Goodwill
Our Lady of Good Health.
St. Michael the Archangel
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception