Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Church of Our Lady of Good Health, Aruvankadu

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During my travel to Nilgirs, I come across this simple yet beautiful church at a small town called Aruvankadu, located between Ooty and Coonoor. The pyramid like architecture of the church was the first to attract me to take photos and thanks to the bit traffic that helped getting some decent photos from the slowly moved car.  

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I had no idea about the church when clicked but a Google link tells that Aruvankadu is a part of Holy Spirit Parish since 1967. As the residents of this area found it very difficult to go there due to the distance, a new location with a house was found close by known as Boys’ Company where liturgical celebrations were conducted. On April 14, 1977, it was erected into a new parish and dedicated to Our Lady of Good Health. The construction of the new church was completed in 1994 and the consecration and blessing took place on 29th May, 1994.

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Aruvankadu is an importance place in defence which houses the cordite factory, one of the 40 Indian Ordnance Factories. The cordite factory established in 1903 by the then British govt. on a huge campus, still caters to the defence services by manufacturing cordite (gunpowder, as it is generally known) which used in manufacturing arms and ammunition and also as a propellant in various armed tanks. Aruvnkaduu is also connected by the Nilgiri Mountain Railways. 

13 comments:

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the church.

Sandi said...

Very cool... I like the part of it that doesn't have walls!

George said...

The church is beautiful. I'm glad you saw it and then shared your pictures with us. Thanks, too, for the history of the parish and of the town.

Twilight Man said...

The church is really an attractive landmark for its unique and modern architecture. It looks airy and peaceful too.

Nancy Chan said...

It is a pretty blue and white church. Have a wonderful day!

carol l mckenna said...

What a magnificent and beautiful church and great photos ~ thanks, ^_^

Betsy Adams said...

What an interesting church... The architecture is unique... I can understand why that structure caught your attention.... Thanks for sharing.

Sounds like you had a great trip.

Hugs,
Betsy

Destination Infinity said...

The church looks simple but still attractive.

Destination Infinity

Rose said...

It is a beautiful church...simple but unique. I think that sounds kind of contradicting but think it fits.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Nice pics Jeevan. Aravangadu is situated in a very scenic landscape !

Elsie Amata said...

Oh my gosh, Jeevan, you're not kidding. That church is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jeevan!:) It is an eye catching building, quite beautiful in fact, and in a lovely location too. I'm sure that had I seen it, I would also have stopped to take photos.:)

L. D. said...

It is a beautiful building. I like the blue color on the white building.