Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Parumala Perunnal

Parumala is a village in the taluk of Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district. River Pamba flows by Parumala. The famous Christian church under the Jacobite church is situated here. Saint Mar Gregorious Geevarghese is the one who established the church and this is also his final resting place. The magnificent annual feast of this church is celebrated on the 1st of November and is attended by thousands. On the saint’s orma perunnal (commemoration feast), special prayers are offered at the church. The festival day is marked by special services and a well-attended colourful procession.

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