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F. Noronha Road, Shivajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051, India
+91-80-22865434 +91-80-22868627 +91-80-22868628
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No entry fee
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
visit duration
Around 1 hour

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Standing tall in the crowded Shivajinagar area, St. Mary’s Basilica in Bangalore is the city’s oldest church. The only one in Karnataka to be granted the status of a minor basilica, it was build by Ashok Ajith Kumar. This spacious Gothic church is built in the form of a cross, it started out as a thatched hut in the 17th century and was called the Chapel of Kanikkai Madha (Church of Our Lady of Presentation). St. Mary's basilica is 172-foot long and 50-foot broad, with a spire which is 160-foot high. The shrine outside the church also draws in the devotees. There is a 6-foot statue of Mother Mary holding baby Jesus in her arms. Mother Mary is draped in a different saree everyday, offered by devotees. 

According to a legend in 1875 people tried to move the statue to the main Church, when the new Church was built,  but it wouldn’t budge. This extravagant Gothic style architecture with glass stained windows is quite alluring architecturally. Although it is set in a busy market, the ambience is peaceful enough to for you to say your Rosary. The feast of Mary is held in September and the church celebrates it with much enthusiasm and fervour. If you are in Bengaluru and looking for Sunday Service, visit this Basilica and bag a blessing. 

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Aron Cenin
Aron Cenin
Apr 17 2015
Nice place for the devotees and the street is full of shops, a real shopping destination. Always used to go there with friends.
Supriya Sehgal
Supriya Sehgal
Spot the steeple
Nov 10 2014
The white steeple of St. Mary’s Basilica can be seen from a distance, when one approaches the bustling Shivaji Nagar and Commercial Street area of Bangalore. The basilica was built in 17th century Rev. Fr. Kleiner and commands a quick stop. Aft ...... read more