HISTORY OF DOHNAVUR
Rev. Charles Theophilus Ewald Rhenius – founder and maker of Dohnavur came in 1826 to Puliyoorkurichi and a few accepted Christ. Rev. Rhenius bought a land and built a Church and few houses with the money sent by his friend one “Count Dohna”. He dedicated that Christian settlement for the converts on 23.5.1827 christening it DOHNAVUR (after Count Dohna).