Thursday, September 13, 2012

St. Philomena's Church, Mysore

St. Philomena's Church in Mysore is located in the north of the city, on Cathedral Road. It was built in the honor of St. Philomena, a saint and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church. The church is relatively new as it was constructed in the year 1956. Prior to this church in this place there existed a small church that was built by the then Maharaja Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.

The architecture of the church is in Neo Gothic style which was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. The church was designed by a Frenchman named Daly. The church has beautiful stain glass windows and twin lofty spires which are 175 feet in height.

The floor plan of the cathedral resembles a cross. The long part of the cross is congregation hall called the nave. The two arms of the cross are the transepts. The part containing the altar and the choir is the crossing.

The church can be accessed while travelling by road from Mysore to Bangalore.

40 comments:

Cloudia said...

amazing



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poemsandphotography said...

Very Attractive

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous

R Niranjan Das said...

Magnificent shots of St.Philomena's Church. Love its gothic architecture.


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A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Wow..We visited this place a couple of years back...Nice photographs..:-)

Jeevan said...

I think I came across this church, but not sure since it’s been long time. The church looks marvelous and exhibits grand!

Danielle said...

What a beautiful piece of architecture. It certainly looks a lot older that 1956.

Lowell said...

Quite a magnificent structure...and I especially like those twin spires. Were you able to get inside?

Al said...

Spectacular, that looks more like a cathedral!

joo said...

beautiful church!

Anjali Saini said...

Nice shots !

Steffi said...

Yes,that´s right Rajesh-just I thought it´s the "Cologne Dom"(The church in Cologne).It looks really similar!Thank you for sharing!Have a nice weekenD!

Pearl Maple said...

A beautifully created building with so many details to admire.

spiritphotowalk said...

wow, this is a beautiful church and the architecture is so extravagant.

Prem

Photo Cache said...

from the skywatch thumbnail, i thought you were showing the la sagrada familia in barcelona.

happy skywatching.

vincibene said...

Beautiful pictures! I 've never thought to see such cathedral in India.

Gary said...

Great building!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely old church! Perfect against the peaceful skies! Great captures, Rajesh!

HansHB said...

Lovely post, - great for sky!

krishna said...

marvelous!!! incredible structure!!!

Kim, USA said...

It is beautiful and I can see the small red cross in the middle, awesome!


Kim,USA

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful architectural confection. Your country is a treasure trove!

Carver said...

Very beautiful church.

sceneoftranquility said...

Beautiful church,wow!everything looks sharp here.

Krishna said...

beautiful photos with nice info


thanks

Leovi said...

Very nice, I love how you captured that cathedral.

Aarti said...

wow.. have been to mysore but not seen this church.. Am def going to make a trip :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Kind of out-of-place there it seems like ... but a beautiful cathedral.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots! Visiting from Sky Watch!

Lorac said...

I can envision the workers building those spires. An amazing feat! Thanks for sharing!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating beautiful architecture.

Jacob: I did not go inside there as some wedding function was going on.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

This is a phenomenally imposing church with tall spires. Seen this once while driving from Mysore to Bangalore.

Red Nomad OZ said...

What a wonderful blend of cultures and influences to make this church so spectacular!!

Hope you had a great weekend!

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HansHB said...

...also good for Ruby Tuesday!

cassandrasminicorner said...

That is very tall church!

Visiting from Ruby Tuesday 2 - hope you can stop by..

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maria said...

Gorgeous! A late Ruby Tuesday visit. Mine's here.

joyce manuntag said...

very beautiful structure, and one of the attractable tourist spots in the world.

Arti said...

Magnificent captures. Love the fine details of the architecture and the grandeur.

bushra M said...

Lovely captures Rajesh...

aparna anurag said...

indeed bful shots
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