Parumala Perunnal is an extremely popular festival of Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the Parumala St. Peter's & St. Paul's Orthodox Church, Parumala, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, which is a highly convenient place for the tourists and visitors to reach and participate in the celebrations.
The Festival of Parumala Perunnal is basically an annual feast that is arranged as a compulsion in order to commemorate the death anniversary of Bishop Mar Gregorios Metropolitan, the declared saint of the Malankara Orthodox Church of Kerala. During the auspicious occasion a grand feast is organized and rituals are performed.
In 2017, it falls on November 2 (Thursday).
A major attraction of the Festival remains the Grand procession that travels from one part of the town to another. It is attended by thousands of devotees. Devotees also offer prayers for seeking blessings from the deity.
Most of the festivals celebrated in Kerala are known for their splendor and grandeur. Apart from the prayers and rituals numerous stalls are arranged throughout the grounds of the church, selling articles, food, utensils and jewellery.
Kerala also known as “God’s own country” is acknowledged for its culture and traditions.
During the celebrations of Perunnal Festival life and routines come to a standstill in the state as all localites engage in festive preparations. The jubilation during this time are a true eye-candy for spectators.
How to Reach?
- Nearest railway station: Thiruvalla, about 11 km away.
- Nearest airports: Cochin International Airport, about 105 km from Thiruvalla