Niranam Pally, popularly known as Niranam Valiya Pally or St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, Niranam, is a church under the Niranam Diocese of the Indian Orthodox Church founded by Thomas the Apostle one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, in AD 54. Niranam Pally is one of the oldest churches in India. It is thought that the church became founded through St. Thomas, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, in AD 54. The church turned into reconstructed several instances on the grounds that then. The stones in the church suggests the reconstruction in 1259.
St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ landed at Malankara close to Cranganore round A.D.Fifty two. He established seven and half of churches. Those are, Kodugallore, Palayoor, Kottacave, Kokamangalam, Niranam, Chayal, Kollam and the half of church at Thiruvithamkode. On his manner from Kollam in northeast route he arrived at Niranam "Thrikpapaleswaram" by means of sea. He transformed two Hindu Brahmin families named Pattamukkil & Thayyil and two Nair households named Manki & Madathilan to Christianity.
These are the first 4 households which has been transformed via St.Thomas to Christianity. He also offers priestly powers to the participants of Pattamukkil own family. Priests from Pattamukkil own family used to live there and achieved priesthood and governed Niranam church and its properties in the ancient days. Tharavad is surrounded from three aspects of Niranam Church. It is assumed to be one of the oldest churches in Kerala and hence in India as well as most of the oldest ones inside the world. The architecture shows putting similarities to historic temple architecture. It is believed to had been installed with the aid of St.Thomas.