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Vettucaud Perunnal of Thiruvananthapuram

The Madre-de-Deus church, known locally as Vettucaud (Vettukad) Palli, is a Christian pilgrimage center near Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, South India. The annual festival of this church known as the ‘Feast of Christ, the King,’ is a ten-day festival celebrated in the third week of November.

The festival, known as Vettucaud Perunnal, attracts a lot of devotees from far and near, and the statue of ‘Christ the King’ is taken out in a ceremonial procession on the eve of the final day of the festival. Some other local churches also participate in the procession.