St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

Church Rd, Arthunkal, Kerala 688530 Phone: Not available


Arthunkal is a major Christian pilgrim centre in Alappuzha district of  Kerala . The St. Sebastian's church feast at  St Andrew 's Basilica Church is celebrated from 10 to 27 Jan. The St Sebastian's statue will be kept in front of the church altar on 18th Jan at 5 am. The procession of the Saint in a palanquin, on 20 January, by hundreds of devotees from church to beach chapel and back attracts a huge crowd of devotees. More than two lakh pilgrims visit the church during the festival. The octave is on 27 January with a procession of the Saint's statue to the beach. Sabarimala pilgrims too visit the church during their pilgrimage. The belief is that Lord Ayyappa and St. Sebastian are brothers.

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