Was Maravan a Bishop ? Niranam Grandhavari does …
Comment posted General Discussion by M Thomas Antony.
Was Maravan a Bishop ?
Niranam Grandhavari does not say that Maravan was a Bishop. It says- in AD 905, a Bishop called Mar Denha arrived. With him, three other people Younana, Rabban and Maravan also arrived. The term Mar Abo is not seen in Niranaom Grandhavari.
This Younan was a monk who settled in Kuravilangadu for some time and the presence of an ancient pre Portuguese monastery at Kuravilangadu has been reported by many historians. Still there is a place called Youna kuzhy near Kuravilangadu.
Younan was buried in Udayamperoor Church.
I think, it is a later interpretation that Maravan was Mar Abo. It is possible that, as Maravan was a pius monk, people might have called him with a title Mar.
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