Koratty Muthy’s Feast Festival
Koratty Muthy's (St Mary's) Forane church at Koratty is one of the most important Marian Pilgrim Centre in India after Velankanni. The Church is located in a beautiful, scenaric village of Koratty (Named after the church) in Thrissur district.
The Annual Grand Feast organized at the Koratty Muthy’s church is a very significant and mega event to miss. The Festival is celebrated with great number of rituals and is a rich and spectacular ceremony attended by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.
The Feast is an annual event organized in the second week of October every year. Koratty Muthy is actually a local interpretation of Virgin Mary, to whom the festival is dedicated.
Apart from the traditional and customary rituals, there are many cultural activities and programs organized throughout the Feast. Although any and every devotee attends the feast the main attendants to the Feast includes the Ill and the Infirm, Distressed Damsels yearning for their partners in life, Parents longing for children etc.
The Church of Koratty Muthy is extremely popular amidst its devotees and people from all sects and castes participate in the annual Feast. Not only during the feast days but all through the year Church is full of devotees thronging to seek the blessings of Mother Mary.
How to Reach?
Chalakkudy lies on the Kochi-Thrissur route.
Nearest Railway Station: Chalakkudy, about 7 km away.
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 24 km from Chalakkudy.