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St. George Forane Church

 

St. George Ferona Church, EdappallyLocated in Edappally, 10 km from Kochi, this Roman Catholic church is one of the oldest churches in Kerala. It was built in 594 AD in the land donated by the Raja of Edappally. In 1080, a new church was built adjacent to the old church. The deity is popular known for his powers of get rid of snakes.

The annual nine day festival is celebrated in the month of May.  Vendors sell all kinds of wares mainly mud vessels during this festival. The main offering here is chicken and devotees cook and eat food. This festival which is commemorated every year on the 4th of May is famous all over Kerala. The main offering here is chicken and eggs. These chickens are auctioned during the festival season which the devotees buy as a 'nercha' (offering)  which they cook in the church premises. 

The festival begins on  23rd of April with solemn High Mass and Litany and on 25th flag is hoisted solemnly and ceremoniously. On 4th the idol of the deity is taken out in a grand procession when people throw 'Pori and beetle leaves as an offering. Band orchestra, different varieties of 'Panchavadyams' etc accompanied this procession along with the devotees.

The whole compound converts into a commercial venue with  shops. Vendors sell all kinds of wares mainly mud vessels during this festival.


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