Velankanni Church, also called as the ‘Mecca of the Christians’, is one of the beautiful churches located at Eliot’s beach in Besant Nagar. The principal shrine of this Velankanni church is Mother Mary and she is also prayed and worshipped by the people as the Lady of Health. And though, it is known as the ‘Mecca of Christians’ people of all different castes crowd in the feet of the Virgin Mary to receive her blessings.
The other names by which the shrine is also known as are ‘Sacred Arogya Matha Church’ and ‘Lourdes of the East’. The church is the replica of the Basilica of Our Lady of Health at Velankanni. With its high rising towers, the church looks absolutely stunning even from far away. The architectural beauty coupled with the sanctity of the place makes for an experience of a life time.
If you are visiting a place for the second time then the motive is just to relax, have fun and bring about some change from the regular daily routine life.
But when you are visiting a place for the first time then you will be always curious to know about the lifestyle, culture, and socio-political life of both the past and the present of that particular place. One such place, filled to the core with history and culture, is Velankanni Church in Chennai.
- Address: Annai Velankanni Road, Elliots Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090
- Phone: 044 2491 1246