St George Orthodox Church, popularly known as Puthupally Pally, is a famous pilgrim center located at Puthupally
in Kottayam District
. It is one of the oldest and renowned churches of Malankara Orthodox Church.
The main sanctum sanctorum is in the name of St George and is adorned with beautiful wall paintings and ornamental decorations. Other two Thronose on the left and right are in the names of St Mary and St Behanan. The unique golden cross, weighting around 450 sovereigns, is taken out only once in a year during the annual festival and placed in the main Thronose.
The 'Puthuppally Perunnal,' annual feast of the patron saint, St George is celebrated on 7th or 8th of May. Many devotees belonging to various religions throng here during this festival.
Puthupally is about 8 km from Kottayam. Regular buses are available.