Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Christian)
A standout amongst the most worshipped Christian sanctums in India; the Velankanni Basilica honors Mother Mary who showed up as a dream. Likewise called 'Lourdes of the East', the sanctum is known as Our Lady of Good Health or Sacred Arogya Matha Church.
The Roman Catholic holy place remains on the Bay of Bengal in Nagapattinam area of Tamil Nadu. Christians as well as individuals from different religions additionally visit the sanctuary.
The Marian journey focus was announced heavenly by the Pope. As stated by legend, Mother Mary showed up before a shepherd and requested milk for the Infant Jesus. A thatched house of prayer was based on the sanctum. It is accepted Mother Mary seemed again in the sixteenth century, which then prompt the development of the congregation.
It is accepted that Mother Mary has otherworldly recuperating forces. Numerous individuals case to have been mitigated of sicknesses in the wake of petitioning Mother Mary. The gala likewise called the Arokkiyamatha celebration is additionally an alternate fascination of the town. It is commended between August 29 and September eighth.
Velankanni is likewise prevalent for its vacation spot and gallery. The beach at Velankanni is less popularized. The historical center spotted inverse to the Basilica showcases displays which vouch for the inexplicable occurrences performed by Mother Mary.