Pala ∙ Town Kurishupally today is the jubilee day of Our Lady of Amalodbhava. Tens of thousands will reach Pala today to participate in the festival jointly celebrated by St. Thomas Cathedral, Lalam St. Mary’s Payapalli and Lalam St. George Puthanpally parishes. Thousands of devotees came to the town chapel to seek the blessings of Mother Amalodbhava since dawn yesterday. There is a non-stop flow of devotees even late at night.
Mass at 6.30 am today, the main feast day. Marian rally of St. Mary’s school girls at 8. Mass at 10. At 11.30 a.m. the Jubilee Cultural Procession, Two Wheeler Fancidress Competition, Bible Tableau Competition and at 4 p.m. the celebratory Pattana Paradakshin will begin with the procession of Our Lady Amalodbhava.
Gold and silver crosses, pearl umbrellas and musical accompaniment will accompany
Pradakshinam Civil Station which reaches Market Junction via Lalam Old Church Road, TB Road, New Bazar Road and Kattakkayam Road will reach Panthal at Lalam Old Palam Junction. The procession will then proceed along the main road and conclude at the town chapel. Followed by Tirunal message, gift giving and celestial awe. The Mass will be held tomorrow morning at 5.30am and the celebration will conclude with the return of the image of Our Lady to the chapel at 11.30am.
Devotion of Thiruswarupa
Yesterday morning, the deity of Mother Amalodbhava was enshrined in the pandal. The vicar of the cathedral, Fr. Sebastian, officiated the ceremony. Hundreds of devotees participated.
In the evening, the procession carrying the image of the Mother began from the cathedral. Then Ladeenya prayer was offered at St. Thomas Chapel. At the same time, a procession carrying the deity of Marthomma Shleeha also started from Puthanpally through the parallel road.
Then both the processions converged at Kottarmamat Junction. Mar Thomas, Assistant Bishop of Changanassery Archdiocese gave a message on the floor after the evening prayer at Santhome Complex. Then at 9.30 when the procession reached Kurishupalli, the devotees led by CYML welcomed the Holy Mother with lighted candles.
Fr.Sebastian Vettukallel, Fr.Joseph Tatathill, Fr.George Moolechalil, Fr.Devasyachan Vattapalam, Fr.John Kannanthanam, Fr.Joseph Alencheri, Fr.George Vadayatukuzhi, Fr.Scaria Menamparambil, Fr.Mathew Vennaipalil, Fr.Mathew Vazhachalikal. Presided over the ceremony
The Jubilee Cultural Procession will start at 11.30 am today from St. Thomas Higher Secondary School ground and end at Maharani Kavala. Margamkali, Parichamut game, cartoon characters, dragon dance, tribal dance with artistes from Attapadi, tigers participating in Thrissur Pooram, Muramkali, Ulaka dance, handicrafts, decorated horses, pavkooth, ostrich dance, chicken dance, dupe by film stars, chenda, band ensembles, Fusion music, Shinkari fusion, floats, roller skating, Palambara Chenda with 28 artists, dance etc. will line up in the procession.
Two-Wheeler Fancidress and Bible Tableau Contests
The cultural procession will be followed by a two-wheeler fancidress competition organized by CYML and a Bible tableau competition organized by the Jubilee Celebration Committee.
Supply of clean water
Under the leadership of Karunya Trust, drinking water will be distributed to the devotees at the Jubilee pandal premises today.
When Pattana Pardakshina reaches back to the chapel, flowers will be offered under the leadership of Karunya Trust and the holy image of Mother will be received.