St Mary's Basilica, Bangalore – Glowing on Christmas eve

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Photo of St Mary's Basilica, Bangalore – Glowing on Christmas eve by Chendilk
Photo of St Mary's Basilica, Bangalore – Glowing on Christmas eve by Chendilk
Photo of St Mary's Basilica, Bangalore – Glowing on Christmas eve by Chendilk
Photo of St Mary's Basilica, Bangalore – Glowing on Christmas eve by Chendilk
Photo of St Mary's Basilica, Bangalore – Glowing on Christmas eve by Chendilk

Shivajinagar is a bustling area which is the gateway to Commercial Street, Russell market and a beehive of retail commerce.

At the entrance stands St Mary's Basilica or Church of Our Lady of Health called Arokyamatha by locals.

Legend has it that when the Great Plague broke out in Bangalore, people of all faiths flocked to what was then a thatched roof Church. Miraculously within a short while the disease had been wiped out.

Today the Church attracts thousands of devotees attending mass in seven languages throughout the day.

On Christmas eve 2015, the Church was glowing in splendour!

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