Oh, Thirukalyana Matha!
Betrothed to St.Joseph! Pray that we may live our lives to its fullness and enjoy the fruits here on earth and in heaven. Amen.
Our lady of Betrothal
Thirukalyana Matha now keeps all those who come to her for her help, free from all dangers, pains and problems and provides everything they need. You can see people coming here with families to thank Thirukalyana Matha for various miracles particularly for the gift of marriage and offspring.
This is the only church in the world with the name "Thirukalyana Matha" and celebrates the feast of Our Lady Betrothal.
Request for a Prayer.
When you send your prayer requests, they are instantly sent to our people, a worldwide group of tens of thousands of faithful believers.
With the exception of marriages concerning particular categories, such as the marriage of Samson, the Jews differentiate two periods in marriage: the agreement on the marriage and the marriage itself. The first period, the agreement on the marriage, is called Betrothal or engagement.
Mavamus sit amet odio pellentesque odio faucibus tristique.
Morbi facilisis, ligula a faucibus pellentesque.
Welcome to Thirukalyana Matha Church!
Thirukalyana Matha is one of the names attributed to Mother Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. On this name there is a church at Pothakalan Vilai in the district of Tuticorin, Tamilnadu. The management of the church is under the Diocese of Tuticorin.
Long before 1546 the people of France had a filial love to Mother Mary and were celebrating the event of betrothal of Mary to Joseph on the eve of 22nd and on 23rd January. They were requesting their Parish Priests and the Bishops to recognize and approve their devotion. After hundreds of years, the Pope Paul III considering the recommendations of the Priests and Bishop of France approved their devotion in 1546.
- In the whole world we have a church dedicated to “Our Lady of Bethroathal” – Thirukalyana Matha only in Pothakalan Vilai.
Why Our Church?
- Pope Paul III considering the recommendations of the Priests and Bishop of France approved their devotion in. 1546
- Thereafter the people started celebrating the feast with great enthusiasm and devotion.
- The people of Pothakalan vilai translated this attribute to Our Lady in vernacular “Thirukalyanamatha”