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Velankanni is one of the most taken pilgrimages in India. Situated amidst shores of Bay of Bengal, Velankanni is a picturesque town. The city is famous for the shrine Basilica that is dedicated to \'Lady of health\'. The shrine draws pilgrims from all faiths and from all over the world. It has not came as a surprise that the Pope has declared Velankanni, a holy city. This Roman Catholic Church has an extended Basilica, which has two floors where one can find the statue of Jesus Christ. The Gothic style of architecture is a unique feature of the Church. The environment around the shrine is spick and span, radiating rays of hope and piety. There is also a shrine of \'lady of sorrow\' where in the sorrowing Mother is depicted carrying infant Jesus in her hand.

The city has a number of historical monuments, with the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the most prominent. Madurai is an important industrial and educational hub in South Tamil Nadu. The city is home to various automobile, rubber, chemical and granite manufacturing industries


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Velankanni Church

The Velankanni Church is in honor of the Lady of Health popular as the Madonna of Velankanni. Devotees to the church believe that the Lady of Health possesses miraculous powers. The Church is located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal more particularly at the Eliot\'s beach in Besant Nagar. Completely dedicated to virgin Mary and the Heavenly Mother.

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Velankanni Beach

The Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, also known as Sanctuary of Our Lady of Vailankanni, .... Museum, Priests\' Residence, Offering Center, Stations of the Cross, Stations of the Rosary, Shrine Mega Mahal and Vailankanni Beach.

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