Thursday, December 24, 2009

St. Milagres Church, Mangalore

Mangalore located in Karnataka state is a small city. It is well connected by land, sea and air. There are many temples and churches in and around this place. Some of these churches are more than 100 years old and have their own history to tell.

Milagres Church was originally built by Bishop Thomas de Castro in 1680. This church is also known as Church of Our Lady of Miracles.


The church was brought down due to battles between kings in those days and it was reconstructed in 1811. The facade collapsed again in 1911 and present structure was rebuilt again in the same year.

Wish you all Merry Christmas.

54 comments:

radha said...

It's been years since I went to Mangalore - hope to see more pictures of the place. Maybe Udupi and Manipal too?

Carver said...

That's a beautiful Church. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sylvia K said...

A terrific capture as always, Rajesh! Enjoy your weekend as we prepare for the New Year!

Sylvia

fufu said...

wow what a stately church there =p awesome!!

Diane AZ said...

Wonderful to view the sky through designs in the facade of the church!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

happy holidays to you.
lovely capture and enjoyed reading about the history of it.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful church! Happy Holidays!

clairz said...

How wonderful for this chance to see skies all over the world and to learn a bit about other places, too. Thank you for sharing.

Evelyn Howard said...

Beautiful building.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

Vicky said...

Great shot!!! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

Photo Cache said...

Lovely church and so appropriate for this christian holiday. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Sarah said...

The church is beautiful Rajesh. Interesting history.
Happy Christmas to you too!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: What a great sky at the church.
I hope you have a great Christmas and hope you remember the reason for the season.

Al said...

Lovely building and a nice warm capture. That church is older than my city!

Dirkjogt said...

Looks like a nice church, wonder how in looks like inside. Merry Christmas to you and yours !

SandyCarlson said...

Merry Christmas! That is a wonderful photo.

Japa said...

A very nice facade of the church, thankfully enough for having it reconstructed and preserved all these many, many years.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Beautiful architect and interesting history.

Thank you for all your kind-hearted following of my blog though I have some shortcomings to make up for.

Wishing you a safe and blessed season.

magiceye said...

that is beautiful

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful picture dear friend Rajesh. The church looks pretty!

LadyFi said...

I love the silhouette of the bells!

joo said...

Lovely!!!
Merry Christmas to you:)

JOE TODD said...

Very nicely done. Wishing you the best

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

another great image and information. Happy Holidays!

Mridula said...

Lovely sky.

And the word verification for me is 'nonot!'

Irene said...

Beautiful church! Merry Christmas!

Spiderdama said...

Very nice church and shot!:-)
Wish you a blessed Christmas!

Robin said...

What a lovely old church, it's had quite a history, hasn't it.

Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year.

George said...

This is a beautiful church, it's too bad that it has had to be rebuilt three times! But this is a perfect post for Christmas. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday.

Regina said...

Merry Christmas.
Have a great weekend.!

Pam said...

That's a wonderful church, Rajesh. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

tapirgal said...

Interesting history.

Bengbeng said...

That is a beautiful church. Wish you a Merry Christmas

lilasvb said...

beautifull post

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Rajesh:)

Very interesting informatiion and a lovely photo. Many thanks for sharing.

WITH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR:)
Joseph

lilasvb said...

i will be in bangalore in januray for " bonjour india" programme, thanks for visiting my blog!best wishes

:: flyingstars :: said...

simply beautifully captured shot...lovely building!

roughterrain crane said...

Merry Christmas
I've just finished a business trip to China.

joshi daniel said...

this church has a long history! nice post for the christmas season!

JM said...

I was about to say how well preserved this church is but then I read the story of the building. Beautiful anyway!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

beautiful church rajesh !

all the best for 2010
~laura

Wenche said...

It was a nice church! I've looked around at your blog, and it's great. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, I appreciated it.

Albert Lázaro-Tinaut said...

You have a very good blog for know India, an interesting country: congratulations!
I wish you a happy 2010.
Best regards from Barcelona.

Wolynski said...

Never knew Christianity reached India. Beautiful photos.

Sumandebray said...

Quite an intriguing history!

Regina said...

Beautiful India. Thank you for sharing.
Cheers for the New Year!

exposemaximum said...

Churches are always great to be photographed.

GMG said...

Hi Rajesh! Igreja dos Milagres and Tomas de Castro, that sounds quite familiar to portuguese hears... ;) Lovely picture!

Blogtrotter has reached the January 2009 trips! Not bad; just one year delay... ;)
Enjoy and enter 2010 in great shape! Wish you all the best for the New Year!!!

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Reader Wil said...

The church is great, but I prefer your temples. They have more character!
I wish you a very happy New Year!

amatamari© said...

Wonderful shot!

Thanks and Happy New Year!!!
:-)

Tammie Lee said...

This look large. I am often awed at the beautiful detail that goes into churches.

Jeevan said...

Nice info on this church and i wish to visit mangalore at least ones.

Rajesh said...

Radha: Thanks, I have some more stuff on Mangalore. I shall plan to put them on the blog soon.

Carver, Sylvia, fufu, Diane, Virginia, Clairz, eileeninmd, Evelyn, Vicky, Photo Cache: Thanks for the appreciation.

Dirkjot: Thanks, it is a nice church and inside is maintained very well. I had been to this place early morning and the prayer was going on. Hence no pics of inside.

Sarah, fishing guy, Al, Sandy, Bonnie, magiceye, Phivos, LadyFi, Joo, Joe: Thanks for the appreciation.

Japa, Joshi: Thanks, it has been preserved well.

Julie, Mridula, Irene, Spiderdama, Robin, Regina, tapirgal, Bengbeng, lilasvb, Tammie: Thanks for the appreciation.

George, JM: Thanks, inspite of such a long history with ups and down it is maintained well.

Joseph, flyingstars, crane, Laura, Wenche, Albert, Wolynski, Suman, Deepak, GMG, Bhushavali, amatamri, Jeevan: Thanks for the appreciation.

Reader: Thanks, I shall make a note of this. I shall post on temples.