Parumala Perunnal festival is dedicated to the Christian community. Parumala Perunnal is celebrated in the Parumala Church in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala and this is a week long festivities celebrated here. Parumala Perunnal is an annual feast held to commemorate the death anniversary of Bishop Mar Gregorios Metropolitan, the first canonized saint of the Malankara Orthodox Church of Kerala. The body remains of the Bishop are interred in the church. On the Orma Perunnal day or the commemoration day, special prayers are offered at the church. The bishop is buried in the church during the auspicious the occasion. During the Orma Perunnal day or commemorative feast, special prayers are offered and rituals performed.
The festival day is celebrated by special services and a well-attended colorful marches. Followers of the saint from all parts of the state crowd on the grounds of the church to celebrate this great day.The bishop is interred in the church during the auspicious the occasion. During the Orma Perunnal day or memorial feast, special prayers are offered and rituals performed. Followers from all parts of the state attend the festival.As in all other festivals typical of Kerala, the church grounds fill up with vendors and stalls,selling all kinds of things from food to utensils to jewelry.There are cultural performances every evening. Parumala Perunnal Kerala is one such festival which is a real crowd puller in the state.