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Koratty Muthi

St. Mary's Church Koratty

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Koratty Muthy's (St. Mary’s) Forane church at Koratty, in the Archdiocese of Ernakulam is the most revered Marian Pilgrim Centre in India after Velankanni (Vailankanni). Millions of Devotee’s from far and wide throng to this Holy Place every year. It is also the largest Marian Pilgrimage travel and Catholic tour travel destination of Kerala State.It also known as shrine of Our Lady with Poovan Bananas (Poovankula Matha)
  • Established in 1381.
  • Situated close to the National Highway 47, 9 Kms from between Angamaly and
    5Kms from Chalakudy in Trichur ( otherwise known as Thrissur or Trissur) Kerala State, South India
  • 15 Kms from the Cochin (or Kochi) International Airport.
    Adjacent to the Koratty Angady Railway Station. Nearest big Railway Stations are Chalakudy and Trichur
    3 Kms South of Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor,Chalakudy along National Highway 47 (NH 47 between Trichur and Cochin in southern part of India
  • The Annual Feast and the Festival - The Sunday after the 10th of October.
    Octave - The following Sunday

Devotees Include

  • The Ill and the Infirm
  • Distressed Damsels yearning for their partners in life
  • Parents longing for children

Devotion to Our Lady

Offering “Bhajana”, a ritual, in devotion to Our Lady, whereby the devotee sits at the feet of Our ady in Prayer and fasting to get imbibed with the spirit of our Lady.

Thulabharam” - an offering symbolizing total surrender of the self before Our Lady whereby devotees weigh their body weight in “Poovan Kula” a special variety of Plantain.
Neendal Nercha” - a ritual, symbolizing penance for the sins committed, whereby a devotee crawls from the Main Entrance of the Church to the feet of Koratty Muthy. (Ph; +91 480-2732780/2734009)

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