Welcome to Chittoor Dyana Kendram

Chittoor retreat centre is the Charismatic movement of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam- Angamaly. It is situated at the heart of Cochin. In this materialistic world, this spiritual centre creates massive changes in the life of people. It is dedicated, especially to Mother Mary. Rev. Fr. Jose Uppani, a pioneer of Charismatic movement made a big contribution to this centre in its preliminary stages. Nowadays this centre is known as "confessional house of Kerala".

About us

Chittoor Retreat Centre is a divinely chosen place of profound God-experience. It is a spirituality centre where people find deep peace, joy and renewal of their life. Every one visit this place have immemorable experience of the Divine in the form of healing of mind and body, blessing of the family, freedom from mental depression, alcoholism, drugs, promiscuity, and all other evil habits.

Chittoor Retreat Centre, a part of the Charismatic Movement in Kerala, is dedicated to our sweet Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Retreat Centre has transformed lives of multitudes and has left an undying spirit of ardour imprinted in their hearts to expand the Kingdom of God. In this materialistic world, where even sin comes disguised, we need the light of the Word of God to guide us along the path to eternal salvation.

Being Christians we should aspire to become a saint and should spread the Word of God. This Retreat Centre helps us, together with the working of the Holy Spirit and the constant care of our Mother, to shed off our old selves and become a new person in Christ created in God’s likeness and reveals itself in the true life that is upright and holy.

Chittoor Retreat Centre is often called ‘The Confessional House of Kerala’ because of meaningful and spirit-filled classes that are given regarding the Sacrament of Confession, which helps one to make a thorough and open confession.

Chittoor Retreat Centre is a tranquil, serene location seated on the lap of the Queen of Arabian Sea, Kochi.  The Retreat Centre is located only at a stone’s throw from Aster Medicity.

Chittoor Retreat Centre started in the 90’s as a layman’s effort during the initial period of the Charismatic Movement in Kerala. An Intercessory prayer group, which assembles once a month, put in the money to buy a piece of land in Chittoor. There, in a small thatched shed, started a prayer service under the guidance of Rev.Fr. Mathew Naickamparambil V.C. Preachers from the laity of Divine Retreat Centre held the talks and Br. K.J Joseph conducted the programmes on Saturdays. Mr. P.P. George and Mrs. Gracy George were managing the day to day activities as the President and Treasurer of the registered Society.

Later, the Major Archbishop of the Ernakulam-Angamaly Major Archdiocese Mar Antony Padyara, graciously took over and nurtured the retreat centre to develop under his ecclesiastical guidance and supervision. Bp. Jacob Manathodath, who was the auxiliary bishop of Ernakulum-Ankamali diocese during that time, pledged a very significant role. Fr. Thaddeus Aravindath was then appointed as the Director of Chittoor Retreat Centre. Later on the Archbishop appointed Fr. Jose Uppani as the Director of Chittoor Retreat Centre and the Centre After he was transferred, Fr. Job Kuttungal took up his place.  Joseph Thamarampilly followed as the next Director. Then in 2014, Fr. Jose Uppani was again appointed as the Director. Fr. Jaison Koluthuvally and Fr. Joby Pulickal are the present Assistant Directors. Fr. Davis Chirapanath helps. A group of fifty volunteers (preshithar) work hard to run this God-favoured institute.

Chittoor Retreat Centre has developed into a self-sustaining institution, capable of accommodating up to two thousand people who seek divine solace by attending its Inner Healing Retreats, Abide and other special retreats.

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Every source of sins and powers of darkness demolishes in front of this Word of God. We invite you all for feeling the everlasting love of God.

Fr. Jose Uppani

It is a matter of real Joy that Chittoor Dhayanakendram is able to help thousands of people to find Joy. May the Dyanakendram teach to surrender their lives to Christ.

Mar George Cardinal Alencherry

God bestows His blessings without discrimination. The followers of Jesus are children of God, and they should manifest the family likeness by doing good to all.

Mar Jose Puthenveettil

God waits for you to communicate with Him. No matter what storm you face, you need to know that God loves you. He has not abandoned you.

Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath

The retreat programs

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Jeevaraksha at Ernakulam co-ordinates all our activities ranging from publications to outside programmes. Jeevaraksha office consists of a dedicate team of 25 members who provide sincere and committed service. The Editorial section, Graphics division and the circulation wing plays major role in the successful running of the publications.

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  • Abide 15 was totally a different experience for me in my entire life, I was like a new person when I completed this retreat, the happiness I gained was beyond my words to express, it made me understand that Jesus is the whole factor of my life, it also taught me the importance of Holy Mass and the power of Holy Spirit, I humbly request all of the youth reading this to attend ABIDE at least once, it will change you positively. Don’t categories this retreat as with other retreats, it’s totally

    Jose Thomas (Abider)
  • I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware and awakened to answer the call. I answered that call the call to eternal love the call to undying care and love. Thank you Abide I could able to take that call with your help. Now its your turn to answer the call. Whoever wish to know yourself and God I strongly, proudly and with all confident say “Go and attend the Abide. You will experience and be a

    Deena Crizz (Abider)
  • I was blessed to attend Abide 23 and it was literally a life changing experience. Your perspective, priorities, personality and the whole world changes before you. You receive and experience Jesus’ immense love, peace and healing in all aspects. You will wish to abide in Him as He wishes to abide in you. You will be able to spread His joy and love with all those around you. I strongly and highly recommend all youth to participate in this programme.  

    Lily Thomas (Abider)


Prayers to the Virgin Mary are important to those of the Catholic faith. Her gentle, compassionate love is available to anyone of any faith.
The Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Chittoor is a blessed site indeed. Many people have said that they can feel Mother Mary’s graceful presence here. There have been a lot of healings of various infirmities, sickness and other incurable diseases, even cancer. Mother Mary plays an essential role in a Catholic’s life and she should be given an important place in our hearts. Many of the retreatants have witnessed to experiences of miraculous healing after drinking the blessed water from the grotto and reciting the rosary in front of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but, in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.


  • കൃപയ്ക്കുമേൽ കൃപ

  • The Way of Happiness

  • മദ്ധ്യസ്ഥ പ്രാർത്ഥനാ സഹായി

  • ജപമാല സെനക്കിൾ

  • അനുതപിച്ച് അനുഗൃഹീതരാകുക

  • സുഖപ്പെടുത്തുന്ന യേശു

  • വ്യക്തിപരമായ പ്രാർത്ഥന

  • ജപമാല – രക്ഷാകരപ്രാർത്ഥന

  • മഹോന്നതയായ പരിശുദ്ധ കന്യകമറിയം

  • രൂപാന്തരപ്പെടുത്തുന്ന പ്രാർത്ഥന

  • Abide Prayer Book

  • Biblical Sleevapatha

  • കൃപാ സാഗരം

  • Two Hearts

  • അമ്മേ ജപമാലരാജ്ഞി

  • കുരുക്കഴിക്കുന്ന ജപമാല

  • അനുദിന പ്രാർത്ഥന

Prayer Requests

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.
(Philippians 4:6)
Together, let us pray for the needs of our brothers and sisters.
We remember Your intentions in our daily prayers.

Get in Touch with us

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  • Rev. Fr. Director, Chittoor Retreat Centre
    Snehasusrushalayam , South Chittoor
    Ernakulam- 682027, Kerala, India
  • +91 9446040508
  • mail@chittoordyanakendram.com
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