An International Research Forum for Christian Music in India

Christian Musicological Society of India is an international forum for interdisciplinary research, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge, on the music, art and dance of about thirty million Christians in India, who belong to a diverse set of communities and linguistic groups and follow a variety of liturgical traditions some of which date back to the early Christian era. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI, the Society hopes that such researches will draw attention to the lesser known aspects of India in connection with the rest of the world.

Administrative office : Josef Ross, I st Floor, Peter's Enclave, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi - 682 036. Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 7907095233 / 9446514981.

Office in North America : 57-15, 61st Street, Maspeth, New York 11378-2713, NY, United States of America.
Email: Phone : (+1) 646-256-2031


Dr. Joseph J. Palackal C.M.I.
Founder & President

Mr. Simon Felix
Chief Technical Officer



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A program to honor, cherish, and preserve the unparalleled legacy of an ancient language and music tradition that are part of the history of India, and an intangible treasure in the world’s cultural heritage .

Dedicated to:
Alexander the Indian (1588-1677)
Inspired by :
The saintly Palackal Thoma Malpan (Circa 1780-1841)


Erica Hunter
Your efforts to maintain the Aramaic (Syriac) chant are making an important .....

Amy Catlin
Congratulations on the talk at Oxford, and best wishes for your field work in Kerala! ....

Dr. Amel Antony
Indeed it was an experience worth cherishing in everyway .....

Mary Alex
We must have Syrian Mass at least once in a month. Else, how are our youth ....

Latest Audio

Christian Bhajans


Kristu Sahasranamam


Solemn High Mass


Latest Video

A Golden treasure from Fr. George Plathottam: Syriac chants from the Office .

Its a precious gift , an honor for the Christian Musicological Society of India to preserve the singing voice of a saintly son of the Syro Malabar Church for future generations to listen, pray, learn, and enjoy

Latest Video

Pappootty Master and Bennedy Anikkad: rare melodies and memories - Part II

This interview captures rare melodies and memories from two Syriac Church musicians who have been active for over sixty years.

Latest Video

Pappootty Master and Benedy Anikkad: Rare melodies and memories- Part I

The melody of Laku mara and Qandisa alaha that Fr. Paul sings is the same as that we hear in this video. Fr. Paul attributed those melodies to Fr. Mathew Vadakel