Bharanamganam, a small village town in Meenachal
Taluk of Kottayam District, has been famous for long as one of the
hallowed places in Kerala.
It is about 14 miles from the Ettumanoor
railway station. Bharabangaban has always been a refuge of the afflicted
and the miserable as well as of the faithful.
It is here that the famous St. Mary's Forance
Church, one of the oldest churches in Kerala dedicated to the Holy
Mother, stands, attracting thousands of pilgrims from all over the
country. The important annual festivals of this church are the Feast
of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, celebrated on the 9th of November,
and the Feast of St. Sebastian on the 20th of January.