Chavara Bhavan is another popular tourist attraction of Alleppey. Chavara Bhavan, the paternal home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Cavara. This Bhavan also counts as religious place of Alleppey.
Location : Chavara Bhavan is located at Kainakari village and just 6 km from Alappuzha (Alleppey).
About Chavara Bhavan
Chavara Bhavan is the birth place of Kuriakose Elias Chavara. He was the popular Catholic Saint or a Carmelite religious priest. The Bhavan was built over the place of birth of the saint, to protect it. In Chavara Bhavan, tourist can see the pristine chapel that is dedicated to the saint, built on the site of his birth enclosing his parental home.
This place is consider as place of worship where many devotees gather for prayer and is believed to receive numerous favours. Every Saturday here Mass and the Novena Prayer are held at 6:00 am, 7:30 am, 8:45 am, 10:00 am, and 4:30 pm. Special prayers are held on the First Saturday of every month. People from the village and surrounding areas attending it.
It is a perfect place for relax and gain a much deeper sense of understanding of one's faith.
Feast of Chavara Bhavan : On January 3rd, the solemn feast of Blessed Chavara is celebrated every year and the novena preparation starts on December 26. The birth Anniversary of the saint is celebrated every year on the Second Saturday and Sunday of February. On 9th January the saint passed away and he was buried at Mannanam in Kottayam.
Best time To visit : You can visit Chavara Bhavan any time but best time to visit is during the time of the annual feast, which is held on 3rd January.