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Mardel Christi bookstore, a bookshop in central Mumbai, was a part of the Christian community in the city in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
It was converted into a church in 1975.
Marderich had been a Christian congregation for over a century and had been one of the earliest Christian churches in the area, which had a large Christian population in the early part of this century.
According to the Mankaracharya Samiti, the Mards were converted by an order of the Hindu deity Mardisara who came to India to visit Mardas and offer protection to them.
Mardisar also established a shrine near the Marden Christian Church in Mankara in 1879.
It is believed that Mardi also founded the Marding Christian College at the Marde Christian College in Mardeswaram in 1891.
It was the Mardiks of the city who came in 1882 and established the MARDESHARI temple at Marden in 1884, which is the main shrine of the shrine.MARDEL CHRISTI BAPTIST CHURCH, SADKUMBAR CHURDISH CHURDSON and HENRY BROWN are among the names attached to the bookshop.
In the 1950s, the book was converted to a Christian church.
It closed in 1986 and the book has been a part and parcel of the community for over 50 years.
Mardels, who were known as the “mardels of the country”, lived in the villages around Marden and were known for their honesty and honesty-seeking.
The Mardellians had been living under threat from the British government and many of their members were killed during the Bengal famine of 1882-83.
After the book shop closed in 1985, it was moved to a convent at Mardevakha in Madras.
This was the first Catholic church in the region.
In 1990, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had declared the book a national treasure and had ordered that it be preserved.
MARDELLI AND MARDE CHRISTI COOPERATIVE SOCIETY, a Mumbai-based organisation that has been active in protecting the Mardo Christian community, is working on a programme to preserve the Mello Christian bookshop and other important cultural heritage sites.
Sources: www.indianexpress.com,timesofindia,indian,christianity,books,bookshop source The Indian Express title How did Mardeli and Mardefih combine?
article By S.K. Subramanian, IndiaToday.com.au