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Monday, August 30, 2010

Celebrating the festival of Our Lady Of Health of Velankanni:)

Celebrating the festival of Our Lady Of Health of Velankanni:)

The festival of Our Lady of health of Velankanni starts today with the flag hoisting this evening ( click to watch the video)

Velankanni church is considered a very powerful holy place in India where one is cured of any medical ailment when one offers prayers with a true heart. Devotees often offer a gift made of gold, silver etc., in the shape of the body part in which they have a medical ailment to God, in thanks for being cured. For example, a person with a heart condition may offer prayers and promise to donate a heart shaped gift made of gold to the church when he or she is cured, and when that happens, they fulfill their promise. It is also possible to offer monetary donations within the church, by dropping such monetary donations into a drop box available for this purpose. People of all religions come to visit this church, and offer prayers. Regardless of their race, religion or other consideration, devotees state that prayers and requests made with a sincere heart are always granted. There is a rectangular mud section leading to the old church, where some devotees can walk on their knees for some distance to show their gratitude for favors they have received, or to make a request by showing some sacrifice on their part first. The church is open from early in the morning to late in the evening, and there are services in various local languages available to devotees throughout the day.

The feast is celebrated every year from 29th august to 6th september

Festivals are celebrated here with all pomp and gaiety. Every year on August 29 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.
(Infos net)

Celebrating the flag hoisting with some delicious food!;)

Thengai sadam, chicken kozhumbhu, pepper chicken & sweet coconut chutney:)

May Our Lady of good health of Velankanni bless us all with good health


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October 19, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
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October 30, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
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December 3, 2010 at 12:53 AM  
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December 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
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