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Arrival of Thomas of Cana ( Bishop Thomas of Cana ?), References about Southist Community (Thekkumbhagar – Knanaya )
Historical references about Southist Community (Tekkumbhagar – Knanaya ), A Syrian merchant or Bishop named Thomas of Cana ( also known as Knanaya Thommen or Thomas of Knanaya this being a recent addition) is connected with the history of the community of St. Thomas Christians. Thomas of Knanaya, Knanaya Thomman, Knananya history, knanaya Church, Knanaya Catholics, Knanaya Jacobites.The details about this merchant or bishop are shrouded in mystery and there is no agreement on the year/period of his arrival, or from where he arrived, or on what grounds.