The land of Kuravilangad is blessed by the esteemed presence of St. Mary’s Forane Church, which was built in 105 A.D. It is believed, Mother Mary’s first appearance in the world, was in Kuravilangad. Our Lady appeared to a few children at Kuravilangad, who were tending their flock in the bushes. Our Lady asked them to build a church at the place from where a miraculous perpetual spring sprouted, a spring which exists even today. The children reported the events to the elders and a church was built there.
Photos of Moonu Noimbu ( 3 days fast) at world famous Marian pilgrim centre, St. Mary’s Forane Church, Kuravilangad. It is in Meenachil Taluk, 22 kms north of Kottayam, on the eastern side of M.C. Road. Martha Mariam Church belongs to the diocese of Palai. “Moonnu Noimbu” is the main feast of the church.
Three days fast known also as the Rogation of Ninevites , a movable feast celebrated on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, three weeks prior to the beginning of Lent. The ceremonial procession on the second day of the feast when the replica of the vessel used by prophet Jonah of the OT is taken out is the main attraction of the feast.