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Parumala Perunnal


Event date: 02-11-2018

Venue: Parumala Church

Location: Pathanamthitta

District: Pathanamthitta

Visitors to the Parumala Church in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala have the unique opportunity to take part in the weeklong festivities celebrated here. Parumala Perunnal is an annual feast held to commemorate the death anniversary of Bishop Mar Gregorios Metropolitan, the first canonised saint of the Malankara Orthodox Church of Kerala. The mortal remains of the Bishop are interred in the church.

Devotees from all parts of the State swarm the grounds of the church to celebrate this great day. The festival day is marked by special services and a well-attended colourful procession. On the ormaperunnal (commemoration day), special prayers are offered at the church.

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Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thiruvalla, about 11 km.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 105 km from Thiruvalla.


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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