Situated at Manarkad near Kottayam, this church consecrated to St. Mary
is an outstanding Syrian Jacobite Shrine.
most important festival here is the eight-day ritual fast popularly
known as 'Ettu Nompu Perunnal'. A major chunk of the participants in the
fast are women. The festival begins on the 1st of September.
On the last three days, colorful processions are taken out with golden
crosses and rows of brilliantly hued umbrellas.
Celebration Trends And Rituals
The Month Of September.
St. Mary's Church -