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About Gunadala Matha Shrine

The Gunadala Matha Shrine is built on a large area and is one of the biggest church in Andhra pradesh.The Church has a interesting story it was believed that mother mary for the first time appeared in this hill on 11th feb 1858 so after seeing this an idol of mother mary was made by Rf. Arlati on that hill, and later they made the church there.The church is well known for its museum that was built to preserve the holy and rare gifts donated by the people.The museum also consists of holy paintings and sculptures of jesus and Mary and some ancient things.Many Priests, Sisters , Brothers Deacons, Seminary & Convent students come here every day to seek the blessings of Jesus and mother Mary.On sundays the church is full of people there are various community meeting and special prayers to worship Jesus. In this church various festivals are celebrated and one of the most important festival that is celebrated every year from 9th to 11th february is Gunadala Matha Festival during this festival more than 8 lakh people visit the church out of which 60% are catholic. Hindus and people from different religion also take part in this festival. The feast start at 6.30 in the morning and ends at night this festival is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm.At the top of the hill there is a beautiful statue of Jesus that attracts the people from different places.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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