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Edathua Perunnal

 

Start date: 27-04-2019

End date: 07-05-2019

Venue: St. George's Church

Location: Edathua

District: Alappuzha

On the banks of the Pamba River lies a marvellous structure that is often compared to the medieval behemoths that adorn Europe’s landscape. The Edathua Church is famous for its structural prowess and is a symbol of God’s Own Country’s architectural heritage. Built in 1810, it was dedicated to St. George and draws in large crowds for its annual Perunnal (festival). This joyous event occurs between 27th April and 7th May every year, and is celebrated with much pomp and flare. A statue of the saint, decked in gold, leads a procession that ends at the Basilica itself. Prayers are offered as the landscape is peppered with a multitude of cultural fêtes and feasts.

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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