During the festival devotees generally fast and stay at the church from morning till night. The last three days of the festival marked by grand processions carrying golden crosses with colorful embellished umbrellas. These last three days mark the festivity of the festival to its peak when thousands of followers participate in the processions.
As an offering decked parasols are offered to Lord Muthukkuda. During Manarcad Perunnal the golden cross and the holy tank of church specially honored by the devotees.
These eight days of festive celebrations fill ardent devotion and grandeur in the atmosphere of the Manarcad.
How to Reach Manarcad
* Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 76 km from Kottayam.
* Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 10 km away.
* Manarcad is just 10 kilometers drive from Kottayam town.