Arthunkal St Andrew's Basilica Perunnal 2012
Kerala, our god's own country is a land of festivals. There are different churches, temples and mosques in Kerala. Apart from the festivals like Onam, Vishu, Christmas and many more celebrated by Malayalees, there are different festivals related to temples, churches and mosques. This article gives you an idea regarding Arthunkal Perunnal 2012. Before going into the details of Arthunkal Perunnal 2012, it should be noted that Arthunkal is a village located in Alappuzha district, Kerala state, India. As most people know another fact that Alappuzha is famous for tourism in Kerala, this Arthunkal is an important pilgrimage site in Kerala. When considering the different festivals of Kerala, this Arthunkal Perunnal is having an important place. In simple terms we can say that Arthunkal Perunnal Festival refers to the feast of St. Sebastian.
Every year the Arthunkal St Andrew's Basilica is celebrating the annual feast of St. Sebastian. Formerly Arthunkal St Andrew's Basilica was known as the Arthunkal St Andrew's Forane Church. On 9 July 2010, this Arthunkal St Andrew's Forane Church was elevated to a basilica. Devotees should remember some important facts regarding St Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal. This was the first parish in Alappuzha diocese, first basilica of Alappuzha diocese and the 7th basilica of our god's own country. Arthunkal Perunnal 2012 date is 10 January- 27 January. The correct location of Arthunkal is considered to be the coastal route from Alappuzha to Kochi. There is an interesting fact regarding this Arthunkal Perunnal. This celebration of St Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal is known to the local people as Makaram Perunnal. This perunnal is considered to be the main church festival in Kerala.
On 18 January 2012, the statue of St Sebastian will be placed on the hall of Arthunkal basilica. The arthunkal church 2012 main festival is on 20 January 2012 while the arthunkal church ettam perunnal is on 27 January 2012. On 20 January 2012 and 27 January 2012, there will be a grand procession as well as small procession at arthunkal basilica to celebrate the annual feast of St Sebastian. Thousands of pilgrims will be visiting Arthunkal on this occasion to get the blessings of St Sebastian. Another fact you must know is regarding the offerings of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal. Here the offerings are mainly bows and arrows made of silver. Apart from this, the pilgrims can express their gratitude by crawling on their knees, popularly known as urulunercha. There is a belief that lord Ayyappan and St Sebastian are brothers and so pilgrims returning from Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple also visits arthunkal basilica to pay homage to St Sebastian.
Location of Arthunkal St Andrew's BasilicaArthunkal is a place located in Kerala state at a distance of 9Km from Cherthala, 70Km from Kochi and 21Km from Alappuzha. Due to the heavy rush of pilgrims on the festival days, KSRTC will be running special bus services to Arthunkal St Andrew's Basilica from the nearby towns. The nearest railway station to Arthunkal St Andrew's Basilica is Cherthala while Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport to Arthunkal Basilica.
Contact the vicar St Andrew's BasilicaThe Vicar,
St Andrew's Basilica,
Telephone:St Andrew's Basilica 0091-478-2572374 / 2573560
Email:St Andrew's Basilica email@example.com
Since there is a belief that Lord Ayyappa And St Sebastian are brothers, you must also read Sabarimala Thiruvabharanam Procession 12 January 2012 and Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple Makarajyothi-Makaravilakku 2012.