St. Mary's Forane Church - Athirampuzha

St. Mary’s Forane Church – Athirampuzha

The Forane church of Athirampuzha, a world renowned pilgrim centre  is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary is about 10Kms away from Kottayam, Kerala, India has been the hub of Christian life in and around central Kerala from early 9th century. This is one of the biggest parishes of the Archeparchy of Changanassery. The feast of St. Sebastian is being celebrated every year. Principal festal week is from 19th to 26th of January. This feast attracts a large number of devotees from all over south India.

Athirampuzha-2015-flag-hoisting (4)      Athirampuzha Church - 250115 (2)      Athirampuzha-2015-lighting (4)

Feast – Flag Hoisting – 2015                 Feast Procession –  2015.                      Feast Lighting – 2015


procession jan 20-10       athirampuzha-ettamidam (1)    piyata

Feast – Statues – 2015                      Ettamidam                               Piyata Tableau


chenda melam    shinkari melam    school band set   St. Sebastian's Feast - Athirampuzha Church - Kerala - India  Procession on the street at night

Chenda Melam                 Shinkari Melam                School Band                        St. Sebastian’s Feast


procession          St. Sebastian           athirampuzhafeast2012 (3)

Feast – Jan.24                                                   Feast– Jan.25-Part I                        Feast – Jan.25-Part II


alter athirampuzha church      rosary garden    Athirampuzha Church

St. Mary’s Forane Church                        Rosary and Litany Garden                  World Renowned Pilgrim Centre

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