Kadavil Malika is a historic place associated with the origin of the Maramon Convention. It is a house in Kalliserry and was built by Unnithan Kathanar and his son C. Abraham in the early 1800s.
On 5 September 1888, 12 members of the Methran Kakshi formed a missionary group called “Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association”. They met at Kadavil Malika, the house of Kadavil Mathew and Kadavil Abraham (sons of C. Abraham and grandsons of Unnithan Kathanar).
These 12 members are considered to be the founding fathers of the Maramon convention. The names of these 12 members are:-
1. Kottarathil Thomas Kasseessa, Chengannur 2. Edavamvelil Mathai, Eraviperoor. 3. Kottooreth Yohannan, Chengannur 4. Chempakasseril Kadavil Abraham, Kallissery 5. Chakkalayil Cherian Upadesi, Puthencavu 6. Chempakasseril Kadavil Mathew, Kallissery. 7. Azhakinal Thommi, Kallooppara 8. Nathaniel Upadesi, Chengannur 9. Kurichiath (Vattadiyil) Ittiyavara, Niranam 10. Arangat Philipose, Maramon 11. Ottaplammoottil Kunju Mathew, Kallissery 12. Kochumannil Skariah, Edayaranmula
(This historic Kadavil Malika was reclaimed by the Marthoma Church and has recently been renovated and recommissioned on Saturday, 10 September 2005.)