St. Mary's Forane Church, Alappuzha

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  • I was on a boat with friends drifting down the backwaters of Alleppey, when we stopped by this Church. It's early and very Portuguese in design, with a charming and beautiful interior. There was a Mas...  more »
  • The Basilica can be reached well with the boat on the expansive waters in the western part of Kerala. Already from the water she looks very impossant. Depending on where one looks at, the way of the boat leads to the Basilica by a beautiful street with many small shops. There is a 4-page brochure which costs 100 rupees to the Basilica itself. This is worthwhile in any case. The Basilica can be visited from the outside and from the inside. The time necessary for this should be included. It's worth. Inside you can see many details. Outside, a representation of the last supper carved in wood is among others. Worth seeing is also the large door on the side of the Basilica, facing away from the water.
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  • We visited this church on our tuk tuk tour and were amazed as to how well kept and beautiful it was.  more »
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  • St. Mary's Forane Church has remained an icon of devotion of its believers for eons. The magnificent building is a structure that draws tourists from both near and afar. I visited the church's surrounding while looking for a place to have lunch. St. Mary's Canteen was due to begin its operations as a hotel on January 25, 2018. I noticed that people came to be there in front of the idol and the altar. The bell tolls reverberate to a far distance reminding a believer to live righteously. The atmosphere around the church creates a peaceful aura. A five star can be earned when the cleanliness around the church can be maintained.
  • The forane church of Athirampuzha, a world renowned pilgrim centre of St.Sebastian is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary.This church about 10Kms away from kottayam has been the hub of Christian life in and around central kerala from early 9th century. This is one of the biggest parishes of the Archeparchy of Changanassery. It consists of almost 2500 families and the total number of the faithful exceeds 10000. The present church was constructed during the time of Fr.Joseph Ithiparambil. The renovation began in 1962 and was consecrated by Mar Mathew Kavukattu, the Archbishop of Changanachery in 1966. The church, brilliantly enshrining the western architecture, in 180 feet tall and 55 feet wide. The ‘madbaha and Roopakoodu’ were build in Portuguese style. The intricate altar engraving, the awesome gothic structure, the three huge glockenspiels in the belfry, the well known Kalkurish and the renowned feast of St.Sebastian with all its traditional ethos and the magnificent pyrotechnics- all these adorn the church and its elegance.
  • Very nice church. I loved the way they keep the carpet clean and neat.
  • It is a good pilgrim centre I welcome everyone to my parish Athirampuzha
  • Holy place. Well kept.
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