St. Mary’s Basilica

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St. Mary's Basilica

Location: MF Norrona St, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051.

St. Mary’s Basilica is located in the Archdiocese of Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is among the oldest churches in Bangalore and the first church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It is famous for festivities held during the St. Mary’s Feast in the month of September each year, attracting devotees from the entire region of Bangalore.

The basilica has been built in the Gothic style with arches, ornamental motifs, and stained glass windows. Multiple columns with rich Corinthian capitals support the stately arches of the Church. The columns and tall spires of the basilica can be seen from far away. The stained glass windows were removed during World War II and were subsequently restored in 1947.