Feast of Holy Cross Shrine

The Holy Cross Church, Mapranam, Thrissur is one of the few churches in Asia which has received the relic of the Holy Cross, part of the Holy blood of Jesus Christ and the bloodstained Holy Cloth used by Veronica to wipe the face of Jesus Christ, all donated from Vatican by the order of the Pope. Founded in A.D 928 it is one of the oldest churches in Kerala state, India. North of it lies Karuvannu....
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The historic occasion is celebrated with a host of festivities. Among the major events held here during the festival include the 'Thiritheliyikkel' which involves lighting of huge candles. The grand occasion is celebrated with a vibrant procession and fireworks.

Organized By

Tourist Information Officer
Pradeep Chandran
Department of Tourism

How to reach

The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 42 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Thrissur Railway Station, which is 17 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Irinjalakuda, which is 5KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Holy Cross Shrine, Mapranam
Date Time

5 Sep 2024 - 21 Sep 2024



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