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.
Established in 1381.
Situated close to the National Highway,
9 Kms from Angamaly.
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
Octave - The following Sunday
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.