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Velankanni Church History with Details


Posted Date: 13-May-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Churches in Kerala    
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Velankanni church, located in Nagapattinam district is one of the top tourist centres in India. Read the history and details of velankanni church which has wonderful architecture built in gothic style captures all eyes of tourists. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Good Health. Velankanni beach, alluring shrine mega mahal, stations of the cross and historic church museum are some of the main attractions in Velankanni.



Velankanni Church


Velankanni Church, located in Nagapattinam district is one among the main Roman Catholic shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Good Health. Miraculous rescue of Portuguese sailors from a violent sea storm, cure occurred to a lame buttermilk vendor and the apparition of Mary and Christ child to a shepherd boy are some of the fascinating happenings occurred in this divine land of Our Lady of Good Health. Beautiful Gothic style of architecture grabs visitors hearts. Fabulous architecture of Velankanni church pleases and captivates all eyes. This divine church attracts lots of visitors from all over the globe. Today, holy masses are conducted in velankanni church in at least eight languages.


Shrine basilica present in Velankanni church is built with three chapels. Our lady's tank, offering centre, stations of the cross, church museum, shrine mega mahal and velankanni beach are some of the attractions seen in and around velankanni church. Great building of velankanni church painted in pure white colour catches all eyes. Roof of church is made of tiles of striking red colour depicting a glorious history. In every year, September 8 is commemorated as the feast of Our Lady of Good Health. Shrine is a perfect spot for your divine tour package and is kept open from morning 5'o clock to evening 9'o clock.

Velankanni Church is also known as Mecca of the Christians and as Sacred Arogya Matha Church depicting the lady of health goddess. Great tradition followed by believers of lady of health attract lots of visitors to this tourist spot. Offerings are done by lighting candles symbolizing the body of diseased person. You can also see here a historic museum displaying all the offerings of the followers. Church also provides affordable lodging facility for assisting tourists.
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