Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom) was set up by the Portuguese missionaries at Vallarpadam in Ernakulam.
The Feast of Vallarpadathamma is celebrated here with much reverence from the 16th to the 24th of September.
Annually the church witnesses the participation of a large number of people from around the globe. This week-long celebration is indeed a feast for the eyes.
The temple is considered the epicentre of Onam celebrations across Kerala.
Thousands of devotees immersed in prayers carrying wooden crosses of different sizes and ambling up a hill; a whole village getting decked up and readying itself to welcome these pilgrims.
Once a year, the River Pamba gets enlivened as an elaborately decorated snake boat glides across its placid waters bearing the provisions for a grand feast
Pooram Purappadu, Uthram Vilakku and Vrischika Ekadasi are the popular festivals
Discover the thrills & chills of festivities here!
Originating from the Bhadrakali cult, Mudiyettu recently found a place in UNESCO's Representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.