of the Chakkalayil Kudumbham
1–a) Chakkalayil (Kuttemperoor)
Sometime during the early part of the 16th century, Thoma Mathai and his brother left Maliakkal from ‘Maramon’ by boat. The uncontrollable wind turned the boat to southward from the ‘Pampa River’ and reached near ‘Kuttemperoor’ bank. There were no inhabitants near to the bank, so they pulled their boat and settled on the East side of the river. They decided to live north and south of the vacant land on the bank of the river in Kuttemperoor (see kuttemperoor.com).
Chakkalayil – Mulavan- Kochukattil (St. George Orthodox Church) built in AD 1931
However Maliakkal - Chakkalayil –Kochukattil families maintained their Christian faith as they learned from their forefathers. They remained in the ‘Original’ Christian faith and started to attend by foot the St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Puthiyacavu, near Mavelikara. A few centuries later, because of the distance Maliakkal - Chakkalayil – Kochukattil families started to attend Thonackadu St. George Orthodox Church, in Thonackadu, near Peringilipuram.
Maliakkal - Chakkalayil – Kochukattil family grew to 50 families; they felt the need for their own church. Though they were farmers living amid Hindava, several decades later in the early 1900s, four members of the family felt the need to build a church of their own near their families.
In May of AD 1931, the four members of the family (Mathen Oommen of Muttattinkara (founder of Kochukattil Kudumbham), brother Mathen Mathai of Malayil (founder of Mulavan Kudumbham), Cousin Geevarghese Thomas of Chakkalayil, Ennakkad and his brother Thomas Thomas of Chakkalayil Ennakkad took the initiative to build a chapel and named St. George Orthodox Church in Ennakkad – Peringilipuram. (see St. George Orthodox Church Land Deed).
Sometime during the early part of the 16th century, Mathen Thoma and his brother left Maliakkal from ‘Maramon’ by boat. The uncontrollable wind turned the boat to southward from the ‘Pampa River’ and reached near ‘Kuttemperoor’ bank. There were no inhabitants near to the bank, so they pulled their boat and settled on the East side of the river. They decided to live north and south of the vacant land on the bank of Kuttemperoor. (see Chakkalayil.com)
1-b) Kuttemperoor - Chakkalayil Changanasery
Before the arrival of ‘Ennakkad Raja, a family from chakkalayil kudumbham moved to Changanassery for business purposes. They established the “Kuttemperoor Chakkalayil” family in Changanassery. Eventually, they accepted the Catholic faith (see chakkalayil.com).
Thoma Mathai and his brother left Maliakkal from Maramon and reached Kuttemperoor’s bank. They decided to live North and South of the vacant land on the side of the River. Eventually, several decades later, they named that property on the South “Chakkalayil” and the North property is known as ‘Chakkalayil – Vadakkethil’. During ‘Tipu Sultan’s conquest to ‘Malabar’, Ennakkad Raja from his kingdom and became a refuge of ‘Veanadu” Raja, who allowed the Ennakkad Raja (see ennakkad.com) and his followers to settle in ‘Kuttemperoor East’. They named their dwelling place “Ennakkad”
1-c) Valliath Kudumbham –Ennakkad (see chakkalayil.com)
1-d) Vadakekattil Kudumbham – Ennakkad (see chakkalayil.com)
1-e) Mulavana Kudumbham – Peringilipuram (see chakkalayil.com)
1- f) Muttattinkara Kudumbham – Ennakkad (see chakkalayil.com)
1-g) Kochukattil Kudumbham (Ennakkad)
In AD 1700s, Mathai Thoma from Valliath Kudumbham, part of Chakkalayil Kudumbham got married and settled in Vadakekattil Kudumbham. One of his sons, Mathai Mathen got married and settled in Vadakekattil Kudumbham, Ennakkad in the middle of the 17th century. He had two sons. One of his sons Mathai Mathen had five sons; they are Mathen Mathai, Mathen Oommen, Mathen Varghese, Mathen Thomas, and Mathen Cherian.
In later part of AD 1800s, Mathen Oommen got married from Parangotte Kudumbham in Elanthoor and settled in Muttattinkara. He had two sons, eldest son Oommen Mathai got married and settled in Muttattinkara. He was blessed with four children and 18 grandchildren.
In the early part of AD 1900, Mathen Ommen Muttattinkara, Founder of ‘Kochukattil’ Family
acquired a piece of “Kaade” (vacant land with bushes and shrubberies with thorn plant) from the local Raja. He with the help of workers, he manually cleared the Kaade and converted it into agricultural farmland. He grew vegetables and planted coconut trees and fruit trees. He named that Kaade “Kochukaade” later became ‘Kochukattil” also spelled “Cochukattil”
Founder of Kochukattil (Cochukattil) Kudumbham in AD 1900
There is a legend behind Oommen Appachan:
The workers who helped him to clear the “Kaade” didn’t want him to clear it. Instead, they wanted him to leave the area, so they tried different scare tactics, but they all failed. They decided to use ‘Hindava’ ‘Mantras’ and ‘Tandras’ to kill him and they sent evil spirits to kill him. Being a devotee of Christ, he sensed the presence of the evil spirit in the middle of the night. He got up on his knees and started to recite ‘Lord’s Prayer’ (Mathew 6: 9-13) and continue to recite till sunrise. At sunrise, he heard a loud cry from the hut of the workers. The evil spirit returned to its sender and killed the worker's wife.
Oommen Appachen left to be with Christ at the age of 80 in AD 1946 after he blessed all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He lived without jealousy, care for the needy, and pray for the sick in the name of his Lord Christ. Today his descendants are reaping the benefits that God feared man.
His earthly remains are kept in a Tomb at the St. George Orthodox Church Cemetery in Ennakkad- Peringilipuram, Kerala, India next to his beloved brother Mulvana Mathen Mathai.
Mathen Oommen’s second son Oommen Daniel got married Mariamma Varghese from Nadakkavil Kudumbham Chengannur and settled in Kochukattil Kudumbham. Mariamma Varghese was a granddaughter of “Kaduvettoor” Brahmana Illum, Pandanad. He with his wife established Kochukattil (Cochukattil) USA when they visited the USA in 1978. He had seven children and 17 grandchildren. Our Appachan went to heavenly abode at the age of 73 on September 3rd, 1979 in Ennakkad.
His earthly remains are kept in a Tomb at the St. George Orthodox Church Cemetery in Ennakkad- Peringilipuram, Kerala, India next to his Appen (Mathen Oommen Muttattinkara).
Founders of Kochukattil (Cochukattil) Kudumbham - USA in AD 1978
Ammachy Mariamma raised her children to be good Christian by practicing “Neeti”, “Nyaya”, “Satya”. “Sneha”, and “Dharma”. She insisted that her children must wear the best of their best when attending the feast on Sunday’s ‘Holy Qurbana’. Our Ammachy left to be with Christ at the age of 75 on December 26, 1984, in Florida.
Her earthly remains are kept in a Tomb at the St. George Orthodox Church Cemetery in Ennakkad- Peringilipuram, Kerala, India next to her husband (Oommen Daniel Kochukattil).
Built and donated by Kochukattil Ommen Daniel
Founder of Kochukattil (Cochukattil) – USA in AD 1979
Kochukattil Kudumbham (USA)
In AD 1700s, Mathai Thoma from Chakkalayil Kudumbham got married and settled in Valliath Kudumbham One of his sons, Mathen Mathai got married and settled in Vadakekattil Kudumbham, Ennakkad (see Ennakkad.com) in the middle of 17th century. He had two sons. One of his sons Mathai Mathen had five sons; they are Mathen Mathai, Mathen Oommen, Mathen Varghese, Mathen Thomas, and Mathen Cherian. (see kochukattil.org and maliakkal.org)
1-h) Martoma Kudumbham (USA)
Grandson of Mathen Ommen Muttattinkara, from Ennakkad (see Ennakkad.com), Founder of ‘Kochukattil’ Family, (see kochukattil.org) was sent to the USA – Washington DC for engineering Education in 1964 AD by his parents. He changed his name from Cochukattil Daniel Thomas to ‘Bobby Daniel Martoma’ in 1980 AD in memory of ‘Maliakkal Thoma Ramban’,
(See maliakkal.org) the first Brahmin converts by the Apostle Thomas.
Bobby was the first engineer from his village Ennakkad, and the first engineering student and engineering graduate from the USA. Bobby got married on Sept 10, 1972, to the niece of HG Gee Varghese Mar Philexinos of Malankara Orthodox Church. They are blessed with three children and five grandchildren. He is the founder of ‘Martoma’ Family.
Their eldest son Mathew Cochukattil Martoma is married to Rosemary Martoma (born in New Zealand with Indian parents). He is blessed with three Children Joshua, Ava, and David. Ava (13 years of age) and David (10 years of age) developed this website. Congratulations to their sincere work and offering best wishes on their future.
Bobby Daniel Martoma (Kochukattil Kudumbham)
Founder of Martoma family in AD 1980
Their Second son Daniel Niju Martoma is married to an American girl they are blessed with two children Rachel and Benjamin.
Their third son Philip Saju Martoma is unmarried.