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Athirampuzha St Mary's Church

Athirampuzha St Mary's Church, dedicated to Saint Mary is situated at Athirampuzha, about 10 km north of Kottayam in Kerala. This church was built in 1080. Legend goes that the statue of St Sebastian installed here is one of the three statues brought by the Portuguese. This is known as 'adiyelpicha roopam (tortured figure),' representing St Sebastian as having been thrashed by his oppressors.

The annual feast which lasts for 5 days is celebrated here in honor of St Sebastian.

Updated on 24th January, 2015
District: Kottayam
Location: Athirampuzha


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