More a rocky prominence than a mount, it is known as Chinnamalai to the locals. The legend
has it, that St.Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus Christ lived in small cave here.
Little Mount has an ancient church built by the Portugese in 1551.
At the entrance is a
Portrait of St. Thomas and a Portugese inscription, while a masonry cross at the top of the
Hill marks the spot where St. Thomas customarily preached. It is believed that the apostle
Caused a spring of fresh water to gush forth from a stone by hitting the stone with his staff,
and the multitude who came to hear him preach quenched their thirst.
The water Is believed to have had healing powers.