St George Forane Church, Edathua

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Tags : Church & Cathedral

Timings : 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry Fee

Feast Day : 27th April to 7th May

Patron : St George

Built : 1810

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Edathua Church, Alleppey Overview

Situated on the banks of river Pampa, Edathua Church is also known as St. George Forane Church is dedicated to St. George. Built-in 1810, the church is believed to possess miraculous healing powers. Praying at this holy site has healed many of mental disorders and other medical issues. The charming church is constructed in the style of medieval European brilliant architecture, with majestic arches and gigantic pillars. 

Set amidst the picturesque paddy fields, pristine backwaters and rows of enchanting coconut trees, the two-centuries-old church also holds many conventions which attract tourists from far and wide. Besides, the annual feast celebrated around the end of April and early May is the most popular attraction of the church. Considered as a venerated site and an important religious spot among the Christians, the church is also celebrated and visited by Hindus.

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Annual Feast at Edathua Church

Celebrated between 27th of April and 7th May every year, the Annual Feast is a grand ritual of the church. During the feast, the statue of St. George is bedizened in gold and jewels and is carried out in a procession before being brought back and placing it on the dais of the church. Popularly known ‘Edathua Perunnal’, the feast commences with the hoisting of the Christian flag and ends with a magnificent feast of the 6th and 7th of May. Devotees from far and wide come to take part in the event. Glittering with tassels, wreaths and buntings, the entire atmosphere reverberates with festivities.

Best Time To Visit Edathua Church

The best time to visit the church is around late April and early May at the time of the annual feast, to see the church in all its vigour and vibrance and be a part of the celebrations.

How To Reach Edathua Church

Edathua is located around 20 kms away from Alappuzha and can be reached in auto- rickshaws or private cabs. Alternatively, you can travel in one of the state-run buses. You can also reach the church through the backwaters in boats.

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