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Celebrated In: Kottayam, Kerala
Held In: The Month Of September
Main Ritual: Eight-Day Ritual Fast
Centre of Activity: St. Mary's Church - Manarkad

Manarkad Perunal, Kottayam, KeralaSituated at Manarkad near Kottayam, this church consecrated to St. Mary is an outstanding Syrian Jacobite Shrine.

The most important festival here is the eight-day ritual fast popularly known as 'Ettu Nompu Perunnal'. A major chunk of the participants in the fast are women. The festival begins on the 1st of September.

On the last three days, colorful processions are taken out with golden crosses and rows of brilliantly hued umbrellas.

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