|Location||Edapally, Kochi (Map)|
|Entry Fee & Timings||Timings:- This church opens from 5:30 am to 7 pm.|
|Place Type||Church , Religious Place|
|Place visit with||Family, Friends,Solo|
|Best time to visit||February, March, October, November, December|
|Nearest Metro||Edapally Metro Station (1 KM)|
About St. George Forane Church
St. George's Forane Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in Kerala, with a history dating back more than a thousand years. The church is dedicated to St. George, a revered Christian martyr and one of the most revered saints in Christianity. Saint George is often depicted as a knight on horseback slaying a dragon, symbolizing his victory over evil. St. George's Forane Church dates back to the 6th century. It is one of the oldest and historically important churches in Kerala. St. George's Forane Church holds important religious importance for the Christian community in Kerala. It is a center of worship, pilgrimage and religious festivals. Beyond its religious significance, St. George Forane Church also plays a role in preserving the cultural heritage of Kerala. It frequently hosts cultural events, exhibitions and traditional performances.
Architecture of St. George Forane Church
The octagonal church is 141 feet high (43 m) and covers an area of 88,000 square feet (8,200 m2), and is one of the largest churches in India. The first building of the church was made of granite stones like Hindu temples. The architecture of the church is a mixture of different styles, reflecting the influence of different eras and cultures. Its façade has intricate carvings and ornate details, making it an attractive building.
Interesting facts about St. George Forane Church
- The church is known for its beautiful stained glass windows, which depict biblical scenes and religious motifs.
- The Feast of St. George, locally known as "Edapalli Perunanal", is a major annual event celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion.
- The church holds regular religious services, including Mass, sacraments, and other Christian rituals.
- It serves as a center of worship and spiritual guidance for the local Christian community.
- The interior of the church is adorned with intricate artwork, religious icons and sculptures that reflect the rich cultural and religious heritage of Kerala.
How to reach St. George Forane Church
By Air:- Cochin International Airport is at a distance of 86 km from the church. From here it is easy to book an auto or taxi to reach the church.
By Rail:- The nearest railway station to the church is Kottayam which is at a distance of 39 km. From here you can take a rickshaw to reach the church.
By Bus:- The nearest bus stand to the church is Kaloor Bus Stand which is at a distance of about 4.1 km.
Nearby famous places
- PVR Cinemas 9 minutes away
- Maha Ganpati Temple 13 minutes away
- Kerala Museum 29 minutes away
- Wonderla Amusement Park 9.3 km away
- Oberon Mall 30 minutes away
- Changampuzha Park 27 minutes away