Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mary's Basilica @Shivaji Nagar

This is the oldest church in Bangalore, built as a small chapel in 1818 and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. A grant and glorious Gothic-style church has stately arches supported by stained glass windows and multiple columns built in a rich Corinthian style.
In September each year St. Mary's Feast which celebrates the birth of Mother Mary is the most important festival celebrated in the basilica and is attended by thousands of people. The festivities go on for 10 days culminating in a grand chariot procession on the last day. A Novena is held on the first nine days from August 30 to September 7.

5 comments:

usandeep Sun Jun 14, 11:29:00 PM GMT+5:30  

u got a gr8 background for ur shot. the clouds make the church look even beter

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com Mon Jun 15, 01:19:00 AM GMT+5:30  

very nice shot. Great sky and history all in one

Leif Hagen Mon Jun 15, 08:09:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Heavenly photo, Rajesh! I didn't get to see this church when I was in Bengaluru in February! Thanks for the birthday wishes! All the best

kaprasanna Mon Jun 15, 11:46:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Brilliant....
I am a vivid fan of heritage constructions and old monuments..
You have given me a great snap to start off my week..
Thanks.

Rajesh Dangi Mon Jun 15, 02:03:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Thanks, keeps me going!!