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Call Number : RR-207

Mārggam Kaḷi

മാർഗ്ഗം കളി

(Excerpts from Ongoing research)
Copyright © 2020 Joseph J. Palackal

(Mārggam Kaḷi - Perfomance at Chavara Cultural Center, Kochi on 17 July 2019)
(Video Ref. Code : CMSI-237)

Mārggam Kaḷi (Malayalam, “Dance of the Way”), is a non-liturgical performing art of the St. Thomas Christians in Kerala, India. The song text celebrates the life, mission, and martyrdom of St. Thomas the Apostle in India. The proto-Dravidian-speaking converts to Christianity in Kerala chose a Pali/Sanskrit term, “Mārggam” (the way), to refer to the new religion that came to its shore from West Asia. There are two reasons for this linguistic connection. First, Kerala was a Buddhist country in the early Christian era. The region was replete with Buddhist Vihāra-s. The generic term that the Buddha used for his teaching was Mārg, meaning “way.” Therefore, the term was all too familiar to Keralites in the early Christian era. Conversion to any religion was referred to as māṛggam kūṭal (“joining the way”).

Call Number : RR-206


Guide to Syriac Transliteration Dr. Joseph J. Palackal
30 May 2020

Call Number : RR-205


Qandiśā Alāhā (Trisagion) Music score by S. Sebastian Ottaplackal

MP3 Instrumental Music Cover Track and Music Notation Booklets for the Music score of Qandiśā Alāhā (Trisagion).

(Conductor's Score)

(Voice / Chords )

(Ist Violin / Voice)

(IInd Violin / Voice)

(Cello / Voice)


(Download MP3 Instrumental Music Cover Track)

Call Number : RR-204


Importance of Syriac Language


Courtesy - Archdiocese of Pala

Call Number : RR-202


Eezhathuruthile Mar Sleeva - Oru Yatra

ഈഴത്തുരുത്തിലെ മാർ സ്ലീവാ - ഒരു യാത്ര


Johnson P. Varghese

Call Number : RR-201


Pesaha Prayer and Appam Preparation

പെസഹാ ഭക്ഷണം തയ്യാറാക്കലം ഇണ്ടറിയപ്പം മുറിക്കൽ ശുശ്രുഷയം

Our Mission

Christian Musicological Society of India is an international forum for interdisciplinary research, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge, on the music, art and dance of about thirty million Christians in India, who belong to a diverse set of communities and linguistic groups and follow a variety of liturgical traditions some of which date back to the early Christian era. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI, the Society hopes that such researches will draw attention to the lesser known aspects of India in connection with the rest of the world.


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