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Vailankanni, also known as Velankanni, is a small town located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal 350 km south of Chennai (Madras) and 12 km south of Nagapattinam on the Coromandel Coast, in Tamil Nadu, India. Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... A map showing the location of the Bay of Bengal. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Chennai (சென்னை in Tamil), formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is Indias fourth largest metropolitan city. ... Madras refers to: the Indian city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras, the former Indian state, now known as Tamil Nadu (Plural of Madra): Ancient people of Iranian affinites, who lived in northwest Panjab in the Uttarapatha division of ancient India. ... Nagapattinam (formerly known as Negapatam and also as Shiva Rajadhani) is a small city with a population of about 100,000, located in coastal Tamil Nadu, India. ... This article is about the Coromandel Coast of India. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ...


Once a port that traded with Rome and Greece, the tiny commercial center gradually lost its importance to the larger Nagapattinam. The canal built to link that city with Vedaranyam still lies to the west of Vailankanni. The Vellayar, a minor branch of the Cauvery River, runs on the south of the village and flows into the sea. Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2. ... The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France A picturesque stretch on the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canals are man-made waterways, usually connecting existing lakes, rivers, or oceans. ... The Cauvery River (also spelled Kaveri or Kavery) is one of the great sacred rivers of India. ... Sunset at sea Look up Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Look up maritime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The site of an important Christian shrine, Vailankanni was one of the worst hit areas in the tsunami that followed the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ... Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... The December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami hits Thailand The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004. ...


Shrine Vailankanni Basilica

Velankanni Basilica
Velankanni Basilica

Local tradition attests to apparitions of Mary, mother of Jesus, at [Vailankanni]. velankanni File links The following pages link to this file: Velankanni ... velankanni File links The following pages link to this file: Velankanni ... Brasil, Jacareí: A photograph claimed to be of the Virgin Mary, miraculously produced. ... Gabriel delivering the Annunciation to Mary. ...


Vailankanni church (Our Lady of Good Health) was built in the late 16th century AD with modifications by Portugese and further expansions later on due to influx of pilgrimages. A pilgrimage is a journey by a religious person to a place that is sacred according to his or her religion. ...


The Gothic style of architecture is a unique feature of the church. The church itself is an imposing building with inspiring architecture. While the buildings have been painted white, roof of the church is made by the tiles with striking red in contrast to the colour of the walls. The environment around the shrine is spick and span radiating rays of hope and piety. Besides its original meaning, of or relating to the Goths (Gothos, Getas), a Germanic tribe and thus the Gothic language and the Gothic alphabet, the word Gothic has been used to refer to distinctly different things: From a Renaissance perspective (originally Italian, gotico, with connotations of rough, barbarous), it conveyed... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Table of architecture, Cyclopaedia, 1728 The following article focuses on built environment, the architecture of spaces designed for human habitation. ...


As a token of gratitude to Mother Mary, Portuguese sailors who escaped from a severe cyclone, built the chapel 24 feet to 12 feet with a dome overhead. In their possible subsequent visits, perhaps they brought porcelain plates, which could be seen even now illustrating bible scenes and other cultural arts of the time, to beautify the Church they had built earlier. The main statue that they had brought to the altar of the Shrine was Our Lady holding the Baby Jesus, standing majestically on the globe. A sailor is a member of the crew of a ship or boat. ... Cyclone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


In the year 1771, Vailankanni acquired the status of a Parish with Fr. Antonio de Rozario as the First Parish Priest. A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ...


Vailankanni church was raised to the status of basilica in 1962 by His Holiness Pope John XXIII. A church building (or simply church) is a building used in Christian worship. ... The Basilica of Saint Peter is the largest church in Christianity and often used by the Pope. ... Pope John XXIII (Latin: ), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963), reigned as the 261st Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City from October 28, 1958 until his death in 1963. ...


Festivals are celebrated here with all pomp and gaiety. Every year on August 29th the feast of our lady commences with the hoisting of the flag and on the 10th day it ends after the dismounting of the flag. A conservative estimate of the crowd is around 1.5 million on these days (Fifteen hundred thousands). Hotels and houses will be overcrowded during these days and people used to sleep in the open air. Holy masses are conducted in at least eight languages, Tamil, English, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Konkani, Hindi and Marathi. Tamil (தமிழ் ) is a classical language and one of the major languages belonging to the Dravidian language family. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Malayalam (മലയാളം) is the language of the state of Kerala, in southern India. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ; also, less commonly, Kanarese) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India. ... Telugu (తెలుగు) belongs to the Dravidian language family and is the official language of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. ... Konkani is an Indo-Aryan language, although it includes a wealth of words derived from various Dravidian languages. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The Government, for security duty of the feast sends a contingent of 500 police officers, 10 DSPs, 25 Inspectors, 40 SISs and 60 women police. Over and above the Shrine spends enormous amount of money in deploying additional watchmen, sweepers and other work force. A sizable sum is also spent in supplying potable water, and keeping the place clean.


The shrine built a big hall of Museum to display the offerings. Periodically this is changed and the new ones are kept in the showcases. Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ... A museum is typically a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... Sacrifice (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred, from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacer, sacred; sacred + facere, to make) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, or the lives of animals or people to the gods, as an act of propitiation or worship. ...


Churches representing Vailankanni Mary

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Our Lady of Health Vailankanni (87 words)
VAILANKANNI where the Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Health majestically stands facing the East, in India is situated on the East Coast, 10 kms to the south of Nagapattinam which is the district headquarters.
Vailankanni is 350 kms to the south of Chennai the capital of Tamilnadu in South India.
The name and fame of this international Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Health, is founded on the three incidents that took place at three different periods in the 16th and the 17th centuries at Vailankanni.
Vailankanni - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (581 words)
Vailankanni, also known as Velankanni, is a small town located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal 350 km south of Chennai (Madras) and 12 km south of Nagapattinam on the Coromandel Coast, in Tamil Nadu, India.
Vailankanni church (Our Lady of Good Health) was built in the late 16th century AD with modifications by Portugese and further expansions later on due to influx of pilgrimages.
Vailankanni church was raised to the status of basilica in 1962 by His Holiness Pope John XXIII.
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