" השכ"ה שנת (ר)פלו הכנסת בית של הרמון זה "
"This is the Torah finial (possession) of the synagogue of Palu (Palur), the year 5325 (1565)"
These finials are unique in their shape and are one of the earliest dated finials known until now. They resemble the pomegranate fruit and it is possible that the name Rimon (pomegranate) derives from their shape.
When the Tekkumbagam Synagogue congregation left India for Israel, the property was turned over to the Paradesi community in Jew Town. The Ark of Covenant of Thekkumbagom synagogue was dismantled and preserved in Magnes Museum, The former synagogue sat for some time, and was eventually purchased by a Paradesi Jew and a house was built. This two storey building was recently (2011) purchased by non- Jew.
The sketch of Thekkumbagom synagogue, Mattancherry.
From the interviews with the elders of the community I came to know that it almost a replica of Paradesi synagogue. and this was confirmed by seeing the Heckal of this synagogue, This look exactly similar to that of the paradesi synagogue.