Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shimoga

In Shimoga there are many important tourist places. One of them is Sacred Heart Cathedral located few kilometers away from the ancient Shivappa Nayak Palace.

This imposing structure, built in the Roman and Gothic styles of architecture. The 18000 sq.ft church renovated and supposed to be the second largest church in India. It has beautiful stained glass panels.

41 comments:

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow..i would not have expected this in India!

Cloudia said...

unique building



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Rakesh Vanamali said...

Interesting!

vinishashah said...

nice capture :)

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shot!

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Jeevan said...

Great knowing this place and it looks wonderful!

ladyfi said...

How beautiful!

rupam sarma said...

Nice post. Thanks

Lowell said...

It's quite striking. You certainly have lots of religious structures in India! Probably not a lot of atheists, right?

Mama Zen said...

Lovely building!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely skies and a great backdrop for a beautiful structure, Rajesh! Have a good weekend!

Joe Todd said...

Very imposing

Gary said...

Great shot Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is a surprise to see -- not typical of your country -- this seems like it could be anywhere, whereas your usual cathedrals are so beautiful and unique. But I appreciate learning that it exists there.

ewok1993 said...

very nice facade.

Kateri said...

Beautiful church and very imposing.

Al said...

What a beautiful church, it must be impressive inside too.

Indrani said...

Grand facade.

Ann said...

This is a Christian church?

Leovi said...

nice photo and very beautiful church.

Annemor said...

I like the way the sun kisses the church.
Have a nice weekend :-)
Mormor

AmitAag said...

Stately building! An interesting click!

sceneoftranquility said...

Nice architecture on this cathedral.

Laura said...

so beautiful!

HansHB said...

A great photo!

snapperoni said...

I'm surprised there exists a cathedral of this sort in India!

I wonder what the interior looks like?

Nice discovery! :D

Regina said...

Great capture!
Happy weekend.

Liza said...

It's beautiful! Happy sky watching.

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LV said...

Since I will never be in your part of the world, so nice seeing things through your lens.

SandyCarlson said...

An interesting and modern-looking church.

Alice said...

Lovely looking church. Love the beautiful architectural designs. Have a nice weekend.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

very interesting information...architect of the church is really very beautiful...

Genie said...

Please go back and take pictures of the stained glass to we can see it. Tis is a beautiful cathedral. Like the architecture so much. genie

eden said...

Beautiful church.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all. India is country of diversity in unity. People of all religion live here.

Paresh Kale said...

Nice structure !

allresourceupdates said...

Loved the Architecture.. :)

Prasanna Rao said...

Wow my husband is from Shimoga and we go there often but I did not know about the church. Thanks for sharing :)

vanderloost said...

Very impressive

Ashwini Ashokkumar said...

It's beautiful.

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indu chhibber said...

It looks very somber Rajesh.