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A great festival is gods own country, Kerala

A great festival is gods own country, Kerala

The Edathua Perunnal festival celebrated in Kerala is considered to be one of the most famous festivals in India. Edathua Perunnal in Kerala is celebrated at St, George's Church in Edathua, which is located 23 km southeast of Alappuzha town. Edathua Perunnal festival is celebrated at a convenient place making it easily accessible to the tourists that visit the place.

Edathua Perunnal Festival :
Edathua Perunnal Festival :

Edathua Perunnal is a festival in Kerala also known as God's own country. This festival is one of the many local festivals which is celebrated around the time of the summer season. According to the English calendar, it falls on days between April to May of every year. The celebrations of the Edathua Perunnal Kerala festivals are really splendid. It is considered to be a visual treat for all the tourists that visit the place during the festive seasons. It is a must-visit and is a very popular tourist attraction.

An overview of the Edathua Perunnal Kerala festival:
An overview of the Edathua Perunnal Kerala festival:

The church was built on the banks of the Pamba River, at Edathua. It is the place where the Edathua Perunnal is held and the church is said to resemble the churches of medieval Europe. The annual feast here begins on the 27th of April with the hoisting of the festival flag and comes to an end on the 7th of May. During the festival, the statue of St. George is festooned and decked in gold, decorated and is carried out and placed in the center of the basilica. All prayers and related rituals are conducted in the church during the celebrations of the festival. The Devotees from all parts of the state attend and be a part of the festival. Similar to all other festivals that are celebrated in Kerala, the church grounds are swarmed with vendors and stalls, selling a variety of things ranging from food to utensils to jewelry. In addition to that, there are cultural performances held every evening during the festival.

The St. George’s Forane Church, Edappally:
The St. George’s Forane Church, Edappally:

St. George’s Syro Malabar Forane Church is locally known as Edapally Church. it is a Catholic pilgrimage church situated in Edapally, Kochi in India. It is considered to be Asia's largest shrine to the St. George church and is visited every year by approximately about five million people.

The church is believed to have been founded in the 593 AD. after the seven churches were founded by Thomas the Apostle in the first century AD, this church is regarded as one of the oldest churches in Kerala. Originally the church was dedicated to the Marth Mariam who is also known as the Virgin Mary but in 1080 AD, a new church was built just adjacent to the old church. the Feast of Saint George comprises of a nine-day festival every year as a part of the feast. The church also welcomes the non-Christians and attracts various offerings of gold, chicken, and eggs throughout the year.

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