St. Mary s Cathedral in Manarcad (Manarkad Palli) is one of the most famous churches of Kottayam. It is one of the important churches of the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christians.
The Manarcad Perunnal (Feast of the Manarcad church) is famous for its elephant procession, mass prayer and a grand feast that is attended by thousands of devotees.
The celebration in the church is held on the 8 Day Lent and the Feast of Virgin Mary s Birth between September 1 and 8 every year. During this time, thousands of visitors come here to seek the blessings of Virgin Mary.