An unmistakable pioneer focus in Central Kerala, the Holy Cross Shrine at Mapranam in Thrissur is noted for its yearly celebration Exaltation of Cross. Celebrated with much exhibition, Exaltation of Cross is held from September 12 to 15 and octave eighth day festivity is on 21 September. The most promising day amid the celebration is on 14 September.
The devour is commended everywhere throughout the world around the same time. The notable event is praised with a large group of merriments. Among the significant occasions held here amid the celebration incorporate the 'Thiritheliyikkel' which includes lighting of immense candles. The stupendous event is praised with an energetic parade and firecrackers.