Kodagu, a little cool bumpy district, was an autonomous State, controlled by the Rajas of Haleri Dynasty in the eighteenth century. After the demise of Lingaraja in the year 1780 A.D. Hyder Ali, the leader of Mysore,seized Kodagu and under the affection of securing the two youthful sovereigns, Veerarajendra and Lingarajendra and their families, he kept them Gorur in Hassan area. In the wake of claiming Kodagu, a battalion was kept in Madikeri. In the Army of battalion there were ious Christians as warriors and camp adherents. Father Jochim Miranda ,an evangelist who was neighborly with Hyder Ali, with his authorization and help assembled a little Church at Madikeri in 1781A.D for these Christians close Raja Seat.