Parumala church is situated at Parumala, Near Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. Parumala Perunnal is an extremely popular festival of Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the Parumala St. Peter's & St. Paul's Orthodox Church.There is also a ceremonial procession through the town, attended by devotees from all over the State. All prayers and related rituals are conducted here during these days with great enthusiasm. Devotees from all parts of the state attend the festival. As in all other festivals typical of Kerala, the church grounds swarm with vendors and stalls, selling all kinds of things from food to utensils to jewelry. The annual commerative feast ( Ormapperunnal) at the Parumala Church will be held from October 26 - November 2, 2000. It is at this church that Mar Gregorios Metropolitan, the declared saint of the Malankara Orthodox Church in Kerala, lies in eternal rest. Devotees from all over the state attended the special rites and prayers offered as part of the commemorative feast of the saint.During the commemorative feast, special prayers are offered and rituals are performed. A ceremonial procession is another speciality. Parumala Perunnal Kerala is one such festival which is a real crowd puller in the state.

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Address: Parumala, Near Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India
District: Pathanamthitta District
Nearest City: Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Thiruvalla, and Kozhencherryi.
Best time to visit: October to November.


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Watch the Parumala church and St. Paul's Orthodox Church on the event of festival.

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Parumala Church:

The church that contains the mortals of St.Gregorios of Parumala who was the first declared saint of Malankara Orthodox Church (Indian Orthodox Church).

Kadayanickadu Dharmashastha Temple:

The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa and is located in a beautiful and peaceful place. It is about 4 km from Manimala Town.

Forane Church:

Forane Church perunal is very famous. It runs for a week and worshippers from all over the neighborhood from all casts attend the procession from Karikkattoor junction all the way to church which is about 4 kilometers.

Kaviyoor Hanuman Temple:

A Hanuman Temple is also located in the temple complex of Kaviyoor Temple. This is one of the famous major temples of Travancore Devaswam Board.

Pandalam Valiyakoyickal Temple:

This temple is located 15 kms away from Pathanamthitta on the banks of Achankovil river, is the Valiyakoyickal Temple of Sri Dharma Sastha. Believed to be constructed by the Raja of Pandalam, this Ayyappa shrine has been modeled on the Sabarimala temple. Pilgrims usually stop here to worship before proceeding to Sabarimala. One of the major events associated with the 'Makaravilaku' festival is the procession carrying the 'Thiruvabharanam' (sacred ornaments) of Lord Ayyappa from the Valiyakoyical temple to Sabarimala. This is performed three days prior to makaravilakku.

Sabarimala temple:

Sabarimala temple is located on the top of the hills of the Western Ghats. The holy shrine in Sabarimala is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. Thousands of devotees visit Sabarimala during the months of November-January when the main festival takes place.The devotees who visit the temple during the festival walk barefoot through the uneven road to reach the temple.

Perunthenaruvi Waterfall:

The Perunthenaruvi Waterfall from Pathanamthitta via Vachoochira on the banks of the Pamba River about 10 km from Erumely, Perunthenaruvi is about 36 km from Pathanamthittais a natural fall down a rocky path into a ravine about 100 feet deep. Ideal for an outing, this place is a popular picnic spot.

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Pulincunnoo Police Station
Alappuzha, Kerala
Tel: 0477 2222222.

Mavelikara Police Station
Mavelikkara, Alappuzha

Police Station
Pathanamthitta, kerala.

Ponkunnam Police Station
NH 220, Ponkunnam
Kottayam, Kerala.

Nearest Hospital:

Pushpagiri Medical College and Hospital
Pushpagiri Buildings
Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Tel: 0469 2700755.

Tiruvalla Medical Mission Hospital
Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Tel: 0469 2630144.

Thiruvalla, Kottayam
Tel: 0469 2602757.

AncySibi Pandisserry House
Ramankary, Alappuzha
Kerala 689595-
Tel: 09780892400.

GK Hospital
Pathanamthitta, Kerala.

Central Research Institute For Homeopathy
Chethipuzha Kurichy Road
Kottayam, Kerala.

Government Hospital
Kottayam, Kottayam
Kerala State
Tel: 0481 2462550.

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