Thursday, July 23, 2020

Seashore Anthony’s Shrine, Palavakkam


Palavakkam is my favourite beach location in Chennai where I frequent until few years back and it’s a less crowded beach in Chennai and the Seashore Anthony’s Shrine is on the road that links the   end of the beach and East Coast Road (ECR).  What you see in the photos is the Eucharistic tower, erected outside the Shrine in remembrance of the Eucharistic year (2004-2005) and it is a 100 feet high tower resembling the monstrance. The artistic masterpiece was built along the entrance arch facing the ECR and a bell fry.




I have passed many times the church but I couldn’t take a photo of the shrine on the right side of the tower as it usually have some traffic or people gathered out, hesitated me to take a shot. The tower is on the entrance so I take shot easily from moving car when nearing the Shrine. The church was built in 2000 with funds indigenously raised by devotees without any foreign funds. In addition this church has a Grotto beneath the church which is populated with some rare images of Mother Mary in all her forms. For your reference I share the shrine’s structure below searched through Google. 

11 comments:

Tom said...

...I would not expect to see this in India, it's lovely.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It is a beautiful church and shrine. The tower is lovely.
Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

Krishna (കൃഷ്ണ) said...

Nice looking church. Thanks sharing info and photo

George said...

Thank you for sharing this shrine with us. That's a very impressive tower.

Gosia said...

Wow itt is a masterpiece

bill burke said...

The shine is gorgeous and the tower is amazing and unique.
Stay safe and have a great weekend, Jeevan.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's impressive, and interesting that it has a grotto!

ashok said...

Nice church. Never seen it

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautifully built shrine and gorgeous photos ~ ^_^

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L. D. said...

I can see why you like visiting there. It is an amazing shrine.