Parumala Church

Pilgrimage

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Distance (From Pathanamthitta): 35 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 35 Kms from Pathanamthitta & 10 Kms from Chengannur, Parumala Church located on a small island on the banks of Pampa River near Mannar, close to SH6 (12 Kms from Thiruvalla). The church is known as St. Peters and St. Paul's Orthodox Church.

This church contains the mortals of St.Gregorios of Parumala (known as Parumala Thirumeni) who was the first declared saint of Malankara Orthodox Church (Indian Orthodox Church). It is one of the famous pilgrimage centers for Christians in Kerala. Most of the current structure of the church was built in early 19th century.

The annual festival (Ormapperunnal) is held on November 2nd every year. Devotees from all over the state attend the special prayers offered on this birthday festival of the saint.

This place can be reached by bus from Chengannur and Thirunalla.