|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)
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
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
Damsels yearning for their partners in life
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.
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)