Valikattu Dayara: The resting place of HH Baselios Geevargheese I
Valikattu Dayara, Vakathanam, Kottayam is blessed to be the resting
place of two of the fathers of our church: HH Baselios Geevargheese I,
the second Catholicos of Malankara and HG Augen Mar Dionysius,
Metropolitan of Idukki Diocese.
The Dayara was founded by Pulikottil Joseph Mar Dionysios in 1868 It
was developed as a dayara in 1875 by Ramban Geevarghese Karuchira. His
Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews I, Catholicos renovated the
Vallikattu Dayara in 1982.
It is one of the declared pilgrim centers of the Malankara Orthodox Church.
For an online video tour of Valikattu dayara, please visit
Note: the video was shot prior to June 2007 and hence does not include
the tomb of HG Augen Mar Dionysius.