The Mannanam church is a great spot to watch beautiful sunsets and to experience calming twilight.
(11 kms from Kottayam, view on map).
There stands nothing between you and as-far-as-you-can-see. Just before sunset and during twilight, clouds often stage gorgeous performances. And they never repeat the same moves or hues — the view is unique every evening.
It shows how fun-loving our Earth is!
The annual feast at St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha is being held from 19th January to 1st February 2010. The event is a gigantic one with lacs of people visiting the place during the feast days and especially on the two main days – 24th and 25th January.
The photos are from the 25th.
The church illuminated
Procession ending. On the final day.
Another view of the same
Back end of the church, illuminated
Illumination at Athirampuzha Market Junction
Another view of the same illumination
Next time, we’ll try shooting the famous fireworks display. Let’s see it battling against stuff like these (London New Year fireworks).
Kottayam’s Gothic beauty, the Vimalagiri Cathedral (one of the ‘places to visit’) was decorated in rich style for the annual feast. It is celebrated every 8th December, the Feast of Mary Immaculate. On this day people are allowed to use the stairs behind the Altar and go up near the statue of Mother Mary.
The Cathedral is one of the few churches in Kerala, built in true Gothic style. First-timers will be taken by huge awe & surprise and others will find it hard not to visit the Cathedral frequently. Such is the charm!
Experience a 360-degree interactive panorama of the Church here.