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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  • The beautiful portrait and statue of our Mother Mary with her child Jesus is the main attraction you could ever see in Velankanni only.  more »
  • You will receive any thing you ask with faith. Very very powerful Shrine. Only requirement is trust and faith.  more »
  • Beautiful and clean. Has abundant parking and many hotels to eat and stay. Visited at noon and hence was unbearably hot. Evenings are the ideal time to visit.  more »
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  • Divine, well organized shrine, compared to olden days. Approach road is too narrow for traffic. Plenty of hotels to stay as per your choice of budget. Shrine also offers accommodation for pilgrims at cheaper rate, the same can be be booked at their booking office opposite to bus stand. They don't have online booking facility till date. Getting accommodation at season is tough, better plan well advance. Shrine offers free car parking with plenty of room, but not well organized. It will be nice if shrine cares more on parking too, like well organized parking.
  • A devotional place of the Holy Mary. Well known by people as well as tourists. The beach is near the church. There are two churches the lower as well as the upper. There will be prayers in many different languages in the lower church at different times. The pathway is with people who walk on knee to the upper church even during noon. The tank of Mary is at the front of church. Holy water is available at a counter near the church. The place is usually crowded. Not much of parking spots are a little problems we may face.
  • Amma always guide me out of all the difficult situation in my life. It's really a divine feeling over there. Lots of hotels and accommodation facilities available nearby.
  • Holy place filled with Our Lady Of Good Health VELANKANNI MARY... blessings and Miracles... In which I have experienced n experiencing lots of miracles in my life... Thanks To Mother VELANKANNI MARY all through my life...
  • One of the beautiful pilgrimages of holy mary in the world... Its such a divine and peaceful atmosphere... Always love to visit here...
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