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Oasaana Njayar- Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is observed with utmost reverence by the Christians of Kerala. In Kerala, Palm Sunday is called Hosanna Njayar. Holding Kuruthola or tender leaves of coconut palm they attend special services in the Church. Hence the festival is also called Kuruthola Perunnal (feast). 

In several churches ceremonial processions are taken out. Holding the symbolic tender palm leaf, thousands of believers attend the processions. The video presents visuals taken from different churches in Kerala. Christianity has deep roots in the State. The religion is believed to have reached Kerala in 52 AD.