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Edathua Perunnal

 

Start date: 27-04-2018

End date: 07-05-2018

Venue: St. George's Church

Location: Edathua

District: Alappuzha

Nestled on the banks of River Pamba is the Edathua Church, a massive church that resembles the churches of medieval Europe. Established in 1810, the church is dedicated to St. George and is famous for the annual perunnal or feast which starts on the 27th of April and concludes on the 7th of May.

During the perunnal, the statue of the saint, decked in gold, is taken out on a procession and is placed on the dais in the centre of the Basilica. The devotees turn up in hordes from far and wide to join in this procession and offer their prayers.

Cultural performances are held on all days and a spectacular display of fireworks form an integral part of the festive occasion.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Alappuzha, about 24 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha

Disclaimer

In Kerala, festival dates are decided in accordance with the Malayalam calendar and the local traditions and customs. We have calculated the festival dates based on these. But there can be changes in the dates according the customs and rituals associated with each place of worship. As such, these should be considered only as approximate dates and have to be confirmed with the local authorities.

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