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About St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica is the oldest and the only church in Bangalore to have received the status of a minor Basilica. Located in the Shivaji Nagar, its formation dates back to the 17-century. Initially known as Kaanike Matha Devalaya i.e. Goddess of Gifts Temple, this holy place of worship was enhanced in 1813 to include priests' residence and was renamed Church of the Purification of the Lady. St. Mary's Fest in the month of September is the most auspicious festival celebrated at this revered attraction in Bangalore. The 10-days celebration attract devotees from far and wide. Mass marriages are a common practice during the fest whereas the Holy Mass is offered in numerous languages.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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