Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Feast of St. Sebastian, Athirampuzha Church

Gleaming in historical significance and exquisite architecture, the Athirampuzha St. Mary’s Forane Church in Kottayam district was blessed on 15th August 835 AD. Dedicated to St. Mary, this church is a renowned pilgrim church of St. Sebastian. The annual feast celebrated in honour of St. Sebastian attracts thousands of devotees to the church.

The statue of St. Sebastian is taken out for public veneration during the festival days. The dazzling display of fireworks, the music of different band groups, beaded ornate umbrellas, different types of crosses made of gold, silver, bronze and wood etc. make the procession an event much admired by scores of people.

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