on the banks of the Pamba river, this massive shrine at Edathua- 23 kms
south-east of Alappuzha, resembles the
churches of medieval Europe.
The annual feast here starts on the 27th of April with the hoisting of the flag and concludes on the 7th of May. During the feast, the statue of St. George, decked in gold regalia, is carried out and placed on the dais in the centre of the basilica.
All the prayers and related rituals are conducted here during these days. Devotees from all parts of the state attend the festival.