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ADUKALUDE VILAYARIYUNNA NALLA IDAYAN

ADUKALUDE VILAYARIYUNNA NALLA IDAYAN

Documentary  Film

ADUKALUDE VILAYARIYUNNA NALLA IDAYAN
Blessed Kunjachan Documentary Film
Blessed Kunjachan was a priest who dedicated himself to the spiritual and temporal welfare of a marginalised set of people who were poor and exploited for generations. Blessed Kunjachan son of Mani and Eliizabeth Thevarparampil, was born on 1 April 1891, at Ramapuram He stayed in his own parish, St.Augustine's church Rampuram as on among the three assistant parish priests for more than 40 years, working specially for the uplift of the Dalits (suppressed people) the untouchables. kunjachan led a very simple life for the poor and wished to be with them even after death. He spent everything he had for the poor. After a brief period of serious illness Kunjachan died on 16 October 1973 at the age of 82. At his death the children and others told that 'a saint has passed away'. Kunjachan had the reputation of a holy man even while he was alive. People irrespective of caste and religion, used to approach him in their manifold needs and they got favours through his prayers and blessings. Within a few days after his death his tomb at Ramapuram became a centre of pilgrimage for people from far and wide.

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