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Mount Mary Church, Mumbai (Bombay)

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Architectural Building Religious Site
Explore a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to the mother of Jesus at Mount Mary Church. Built over a century ago, the current edifice represents the semi-gothic style of architecture; its twin towers reach a height of 30 m (98 ft). See how the holy site attracts thousands of devotees each year during the feast, followed by a week-long celebration called Bandra Fair. The 16th-century statue of the Virgin Mary outside the church represents a place which both Hindus and Christians find a kind of syncretic peace. Plan your visit to Mount Mary Church and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mumbai (Bombay) vacation generator.
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  • My Mumbai Visit is always incomplete without visiting the Mount Mary Church. I just love visiting this place, It has such a serene and peaceful vibe, that I feel so calm and relaxed after visiting her...  more »
  • Old church near Bandstand.mount Mary fair in the month of September. It is on hill. Beautiful and serene.  more »
  • Very peace and calm place for workship situated near Bandstand sea face. Normally in the month of Sept there is Mother Mary Feast which is followed by Mount mary fair . It is only for 1 week . Decorat...  more »
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  • The Mount Mary Fair in Bandra is an eight day festive occasion and is celebrated to honour the birth of Virgin Mary. The belief is that Mother Mary was born on September 8 and so every year the Mount Mary Basilica celebrates by giving a feast to Our Lady of the Mount. This is a true carnival and has lovely shopping stalls, street events, food stalls, and amusement rides. It also has concerts and wonderful memories to take back. The venue usually is the Mount Mary Church complex and in all the lanes surrounding the church. This year the Bandra Fair as it is also called begins on September 14, and ends on September 21, 2014. Mount Mary Basilica performs the prayers or Novena for the Blessed Virgin Mary nine days before the fair begins. The Story It is said that the Blessed Virgin Mary was the mother of Jesus Christ. Her birthday is celebrated as the Nativity or the Birth Day. People come from far and wide to express their gratitude to Virgin Mary and also to pray for the well being of their family and close ones. It is said that all wishes are granted when we visit the Mount Mary Fair. People of all castes, faith come to the Mount Mary Fair and pray. In fact, the ratio of non Christians is more than Christians in the fair. Mount Mary resides in everyone’s hearts and is regarded as a symbol of faith and trust. The entire atmosphere is one of electric ambience and people enjoy with their families the sight of this carnival ambience. Street shopping, street events, concerts, plays, and rides form a major part of this festival.
  • One of the most pious and soothing place. You can actually feel the positivity of the place as soon as you enter the basilica. I make sure to visit it as frequently as possible. It has played a huge role in my life!
  • Very peaceful church. Parking lot allowing you to travel by car. On a mostly peaceful street.
  • Such a beautiful and peaceful place. I just loved the ambience. So pure. I wish I could have been living in Mumbai. I would come to this place regularly if possible.
  • Its one of the most loved churches of mumbai and a beautiful one.located at an elevation in bandra near the arabian sea and offers amazing sight.a must visit.great aura and tranquility.