Places of Worship

St. Mary's Forane Church, Koratty

St. Mary's Forane Church, Koratty

St. Mary's Forane Church, Koratty

In the beautiful village of Koratty in Thrissur, one of the major Christian pilgrimage destinations in Kerala, the St. Mary's Forane Church stands as a reassuring symbol of faith.

Popularly known as the Church of Koratty Muthy, it is devoted to Mother Mary and draws people from all backgrounds. The main attraction here is the annual feast of Koratty Muthy celebrated in the month of October which has a festive vibe to it. The church dates back to the 14th century. It was rebuilt in the Portuguese style in the 1790s after Tippu Sultan attacked the province. The church, in its current form, was established in 1987 with the sacred heart at the center and the main altar decorated with wooden frames of the 12 apostles.

A marvelous carving of Mother Mary adorns the door along with the artwork on the wall depicting important facets of Mother Mary’s life. Koratty Muthy is called Poovankula Matha or ‘Our Lady with The Poovan Bananas’ as the poovan variety of banana is offered here to her during the annual feast. Being the most revered Marian pilgrim centre in India after Velankanni, it attracts millions of devotees every year.

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Koratty Bus Stand, about 650 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Koratty Angadi Railway Station, about 2 km
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By Air
By Air
Cochin International Airport, about 18 km
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+ 91 480 273 2780

All Days: 04:45 AM - 08:30 PM



+ 91 480 273 2780

All Days: 04:45 AM - 08:30 PM


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