St.Joseph's Parish Shrine Pavaratty, Kerala, India - The area called Pavaratty was under the Chittattukara parish for a long time. The church officials of Chittattukara didn't pay any heed to the request of the people from Pavaratty regarding the time of ceremonies and they decided to build a church on their own at Pavaratty.
The ancient Palayur Church was all in support of the venture of the Pavaratty people and allowed them to complete a church with thatched palm - splints and coconut tree-pillars. The simple structure was blessed on the 13th April 1876, on a Maundy Thursday. Without delay, they set out to construct a permanent structure and it was completed in 1880, and the miraculous statue was placed with honour on the main altar.