HISTORY

The town of Kothamangalam is located in Kerala, India, about 50kms to the east of Cochin City. It is known as the ‘Gateway of High Range’ – with a number of distinctive and attractive features of natural beauty as a valley to the nearby hills especially well known tourist place Munnar. Mar Thoma Cheria Pally – had its biggest impact in 13th century due to the arrival of our Patron Saint Yeldho Mar Baselios Bava from Mousel as an ambassador of the Patriarch of Antiochia and the entire East, who served as a missionary to the Gospel.

The Shrine of Yeldho Mar Baselios Bava remains as the centre of Blessing in Mar Thoma Cheria Pally, for all these who comes these seeking a solution for their worries irrespective of caste, creed and religion. The Mar Thoma Cheria Pally is a Christian Jacobite church which is particularly well known for its humanitarian efforts and passionate concern towards the society by managing various institutions within the reach of town. Mar Baselios College of Nursing named after the Saint is under the auspices of Mar Thoma Cheria Pally and is managed by Mar Baselios Medical Mission Association (MBMMA) Kotrhamangalam. The college seeks to be a witness to the healing ministry through excellence in education and service.