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Mother that had saved innumerable people from all kinds of problems including natural disasters. Mary is lovingly called 'Vallarpadathamma' in the local language by her devotees who come here for her divine blessings. The church conducts feast on the 24th of September every year which is well attended by followers of other faiths as well.
The Vallarpadam Church or the Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom of Ernakulam is unique in one aspect other than the miracles of the Holy Mother - the influence of the Hindu religion. There is a continuously non-stop burning oil lamp called ''Sanctuary lamp'' at the alter of the church. The lamp has been burning day and night since 1676 , a gift from a local Dewan Paliyath Raman Valiyachan who helped the church people recover the missing Mary's picture. The church was built on a land donated by the Dewan who had a big heart and good soul.
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Vallarpadam, a small idyllic island on the Vembanad lake is located next to Bolghatty Island on the west, and linked to the Ernakulam mainland via the new Goshree bridges. It is about 3.5 kilometers (2.2 mi) in length in the north-south direction and has a population of 10,000 people. Vallarpadam is about one kilometer (½ mile) away from the Ernakulam mainland - on the Vypeen road