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(the Holy Feet of the Lord) 

Trppaada Seva

 (Trppaada Seva means Service at the feet of the Lord)

A home for the aged, destitute, and mentally challenged.


Trppaadam is a social welfare institution initiated by Bethany Ashram Fathers in Nedumangadu, Kerala. With the commencement of mission work in the year, 1968 at Nedumangadu, Bethany Fathers were involved in Social development programs in that region.  Trppaadam as a social center was started in the year 1974 and it was in 1987, by started taking care of four destitute patients from General Hospital, Trivandrum Trppaadam old age home slowly took momentum.  Once it was a village where people lived looking forward to their daily bread and a proper shelter. During the initial stages, Bethany Fathers did commendable work among the illiterate folk who were economically backward. A Mobile Medical Mission program had been launched in Nalanchira and it was extended to Nedumangadu later with the help of three Doctors of Medical College, Trivandrum and Missionaries of Charity Sisters.

Fr. Gabriel Thaikkadavil OIC, the first director and founder of Old Age Home worked day and night meticulously for the development of this rural area. He spent around 35 years of his life in this institution. The center was endorsed by Archbishop Cyril Mar Baselios the then Superior General of Bethany Ashram. 

Trppadam is a home for the Aged, Destitute, and Mentally Challenged.  Trppaadam is a roof over the heads of the homeless, an open door for the rejected ones, a supporting hand for the elderly, and a shelter for the aged. 

Trppaada seva encompasses all age groups and sections of society irrespective of caste, creed, and religion.

At Trppaadam, the elderly and disabled find a home, wherein there is security, food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Qualified physicians attend and several specialists give honorary service. The home has infirmaries, physiotherapy, a homeopathic dispensary, and fully dedicated nursing staff who bring much happiness.

Trppaadam Bethany aims at the social, spiritual, and integral upliftment of the destitute and ignored ones in society. Trppaadam has been promoting small-scale productions like making bamboo products, especially bamboo baskets, agarbattis, bracelets, candles, and pickles.  Trppaadam Bethany was also known for card making which was started with the help of Bro. Tom.  Initially, more than 300 people were working. 

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