Thursday, 6 September 2012

Festivals of India in the month of September

Manarcad Perunnal

St Mary’s Church at Manarcad

Manarcad Perunnal is an annual fiesta held at St Mary’s Church at Manarcad in state Kerala. It is revered as the most famous festival of Christian community which continues for eight days in honor of mother Mary. Manarcad Perunnal is also known as Ettunombu Perunnal which literally means eight days prayer and fasting.
During the festival devotees generally fast and stay at the church from morning till night. The last three days of the festival marked by grand processions carrying golden crosses with colorful embellished umbrellas. These last three days mark the festivity of the festival to its peak when thousands of followers participate in the processions.

As an offering decked parasols are offered to Lord Muthukkuda. During Manarcad Perunnal the golden cross and the holy tank of church specially honored by the devotees.
These eight days of festive celebrations filled ardent devotion and grandeur in the atmosphere of the Manarcad.
The festival or feast of Manarcad Perunnal is celebrated from 1st to 8th September every year.

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