Christian Pilgrim Centers Kerala

Kerala, popularly known as ‘God’s Own Country’ is also the home of world-renowned churches. Christianity is one of the main religions in Kerala and approving this, many churches stand holding heads straight and reaching their fame across the globe. Edathua St. George Forane Church, Holy Cross Church Thrissur, etc are a few among the many world renowned Christian pilgrim centers in Kerala.


The Saint of Arthunkal (Arthunkal Punyavaalan) draws thousands of devotees from various religions. St Sebastian's church here is an important Christian pilgrim centre. Arthunkal Perunnal, the annual feast of the patron saint St Sebastian, is celebrated in mid-January. Situated on the seashore, this is a family picnic centre, too. Fishermen… read more


Bharananganam, 5k.m. from the town of Palai, is a name which is synonymous with St. Alphonsa, the first saint of India, who was a pious nun. The mortal remains of St. Alphonsa are entombed here at the St. Mary’s Church, now a very famous pilgrim centre of national fame. Thousands… read more

Champakkulam St. Mary's Church

Champakkulam St Mary's Church is one of the oldest churches in Kerala. The church is believed to be one of the seven churches which were established by St Thomas, the Apostle of Christ who lighted the candle of Christian faith in Kerala. The church draws thousands of devotees during the annual feast held… read more

Chavara Bhavanam

Chavara Bhavanam is the ancestral home of Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara (Chavara Achan). It is now a shrine and spiritual resort, where thousands of devotees, travellers and tourists gather to pray and seek favors. At Chavara Bhavanam, a 250-year-old, historically important beacon of light is preserved intact in its original… read more

Edappally St. George Forane Church

Edappally, about 10 km. away from the city, is famous for the St. George Forane Church, one of the oldest Roman Catholic Churches in the state. The church, popularly known as Edappally Pally, was a small structure at the time of its construction in 594 AD. In 1080 AD, a… read more

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