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, Opp. Kairali Apts, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi - 682 036. Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 7907095233 / 9446514981.

Office in North America :
Email: Phone : (+1) 646-256-2031


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

Mr. Simon Felix
Chief Technical Officer





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)


Sebastian S.
This was one of the most memorable moments of this Qurbana! ....

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

Micky Finn
...So appreciated by your English speaking followers...the chants, always soul reaching, ....

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

Latest Audio

Christian Bhajans

Ōm guru ōm guru.mp3

Solemn High Mass


Latest Video

Syriac Melodies of Raza. 1986 edition

The 1986-edition (Malayalam) of the Thaksa of the solemn Raza of the Syro Malabar Church included staff notation of the chant melodies.The melodies gave a sense of continuity of the liturgical tradition.

Latest Video

Jose K. George speaks about the Baptism of his children in the East Syriac Tradition

Jose K. George , a young man from Syro Malabar Catholic community from Michigan in conversation with Kuriachan J. Palackal talks about reviving the East Syriac traditions.

Latest Video

"Lessons:" secular music in sacred space during the Syriac era

Papputty master, an ace violinist talks with Fr. Joseph J. Palackal. he also demonstrates the instrumental music that used to be an integral part of the solemn celebration of Syriac Qurbana.

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