“Athisaya Manalmatha Church” was built in First Century AD by St.Thomas ,one of 12 disciples of Lord Jesus. The church is located in the Sokkankudieruppu, a village 39 kms away from Tiruchendur in Tuticorin District off Tiruchendur – TamilNadu- India.
The church was built on three cents of land, donated by Pandya Ruler, Kandappa Rasa to St.Thomas, as a mark of respect for healing the diseases and sufferings of the king and his family. St.Thomas built the church with palm leaves as per the tradition in those days. This piece of 3 cents land was the first to be given in India to Christianity.
Manal Matha Church,