Branch Inauguration

About Us

Kerala Auxiliary was inaugurated on 30th June 1956 with the motto, “A Bible for every Christian home in Kerala,” with its headquarters at Kottayam, the place where the first book in Malayalam -St Matthew’s gospel- was printed. Prior to this, the activities of the Bible Society in Kerala was carried out through the Madras Auxiliary. The first president of the Auxiliary was the bishop of CSI, Rt. Rev. C.K. Jacob, and the first secretary Rev. Thomas Cherian. The Bible House, the three storied building of the of the Auxiliary in the heart of Kottayam town was completed in 1971 which houses the Auxiliary offices, Bible showroom, the Warehouse, Auxiliary Secretary’s residence and Conference Hall.

History of the Malayalam Bible Translation

Malayalam, the language of Kerala state, spoken on the South west coast of India from Kasaragod in the north to Parassala in the south; from the Western Ghates in the East and to the Arabian sea in the West. The language is the four main branches of the Dravidian family with its own character and its own literature.(The present Kerala state was formed in 1956 combining the erstwhile princely states of Travancore, Cochin and the British province of Malabar)
Kerala is home to the ancient Church that traces its roots to the Apostle Thomas who is believed to have preached the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Malabar Coast (Malankara) in the first century AD.

How does BSI Malayalam audio Bible sound?

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Our Work

Scripture Distribution
Through the wide network of the branches and the churches the Auxiliary endeavors to make Scripture available through out the length and the breadth of the state. Scriptures are also distributed through mission organisations in their areas. Last year God has helped us to distribute 33,56,723 copies of Scriptures including 1,14,176 copies of Bibles in Kerala. Many people have been touched and transformed by the Living Word of God.

Resource Mobilization
The ministry of the Bible Society is supported financially by the generous contribution made by individual believers and churches.

Farewell News

The career of the Mr. P.O. Kurian in BSI ministry started from the Allahabad Auxiliary of the Bible Society of India 41 years ago.
In 1983 he was transferred to BSI Kerala Auxiliary as Accountant of the Auxiliary.
God has given him the privilege to work under seven General Secretaries from Rev. Dr. A.E. Imbanathan to Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko and seven Auxiliary Secretaries Rev. Victor Mangalwadi in Allahabad Auxiliary to Rev. Mathew Skariah in Kerala Auxiliary. He was so fully involved in all the areas of the work of the Auxiliary office. He also maintained a personal relationship with the office bearers of each of the 141 branches and encouraged them in their work.


Get involved

We are working hard to promote Bible reading among Kerala People. Every year we organize Bible Sunday, Interactive Bible Quiz and Bible Exhibition, a week-long event for reading the Word all over Kerala. To help youngsters to make their first steps in Bible understanding we are translating it to modern language in the form of audio.
You can participate in Malayalam Bible Projects by
1. Donation
2. Contribution
3. Distribution
Translation Skills:
Please contact us at if you would like us to work with us as a translator.

In the beginning was the Word; And the Word was with God. The Word was God. John 1: 1 John 1:1
That the LORD spake unto Moses, Moses spake unto Moses by the tent of his visitation in the wilderness of Sinai. 2 He said, "Take an Israelite population of you and Aaron in the genealogy, and give the names of men of twenty years old or older for military service. Read Genesis 1: 1-3
Genesis 1:1-3

Contact Us

The Bible Society of India

Logos,Logos Junction,Kottayam
686 002
Tel: 0481 - 2562103