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