Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni

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Admire ornate white façade and tall red tiled roof of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, a Gothic style church and home to one of the largest Roman-Catholic pilgrimage centers in the region. Popularly known as “Lourdes of the East”, the basilica is believed to perform wonders like protection from tsunamis and rescue from rough seas. Consecrated in 1962 by the Pope at the site of the original shrine built by Portuguese sailors in mid-16th century, the basilica boasts an annual visit of 3 million devotees. The basilica has three chapels and a small museum. Light a candle, get rosary beads and pray for the souls of your beloved ones. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health and many more Velankanni attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Velankanni trip itinerary planning app.
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  • I just want to inform everyone and the church that there is a couple of 2 people 1 old woman and a young guy wearing smart and asking everybody money as they want to go back to Bangalore Very be... 
    I just want to inform everyone and the church that there is a couple of 2 people 1 old woman and a young guy wearing smart and asking everybody money as they want to go back to Bangalore Very be...  more »
  • A beautiful Church and place of pilgrimage, where people from all over the country come to pay homage to Mother Mary the Mother of Christ. The church is very beautiful and well maintained. A... 
    A beautiful Church and place of pilgrimage, where people from all over the country come to pay homage to Mother Mary the Mother of Christ. The church is very beautiful and well maintained. A...  more »
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  • It is one of the Best Shrines of our lady, you can feel the spirituality and healing touch. I went during Easter time and the shrine was bustling. People from all walks of life from different denominations come and visit and pray, even stay there. There is a lot to see you can even buy holy oil, candles. They accept donations of various items ranging from precious ornaments to clothes, to special intentions. Morning is the right time to visit as the sun rises in the east towards the beach the Basilica shines.
  • I've visited this Church quite a number of times. I try to visit it every year and have been there over 10 times. Its quite a miraculous and powerful church. Many with various issues come to pray at this church and to offer their special petitions. On a personal note my family has been blessed and looked after by Our Lady of Velankanni since the day we started coming to this church. This is a must visit for anyone regardless of their faith.

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