Kurisumala Monastery (also known as Kurisumala Ashram). Vagamon Kurisumala Ashram is considered as one of the best pilgrim centers in Kerala where the Christian devotees can lead a meditative and reflexive life. The monastery belongs to the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. Taking up the cross and reciting the Way of The Cross, devotees climb up the mountain both as a penance for sins and as a way to share the sufferings of Christ. Kurisumala Ashram lies at the foot of Kurisumala which lies about 4000 ft. above the sea level.