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Santhome Cathedral Basilica

 

 

 

Santhome Besilica derives its name from St. Thomas, an apostle of Jesus Christ. He came to India in A.D. 52 and died in A.D. 72. His body was buried in Mylapore, and the national Shrine of St. Thomas Basilica, Santhome , Mylapore built over the tomb of this Apostle.In the whole world, there are only three churches built over the tomb of an Apostle of Jesus Christ.

 

 

The Besilica of St. Peter built over the tomb of St. Peter in rome.Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela built over the tomb of St. James in Spain are the other two churches.

 


There are new structures today: The Tomb of St. Thomas Chapel below the Basilica and Museum cum theatre. The new underground chapel with a separate access outside the church structure allows pilgrims to pray at tomb and the museum exhibits artifacts connected with St. Thomas and the Besilica, And the theatre is used for screening a short video on the life of the Apostle.

 

 

Timing : 06.00 AM  to 06.00 PM 


No  Holidays


Entry  Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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