4 July 2013

Mount Mary Church, Bandra

While returning from Red Bull Soapbox race, we visited Mount Mary Church... Situated on hillock in suburban Bandra, Mount Mary is Mumbai's best known church. This is dedicated to Mother of Christ and in September, the festival of the virgin Mother culminates in a week-long fair, popularly known as Bandra Fair.  Stalls sell sticky Goan sweets and wax idols of Virgin along with assortment of candles of various parts of the body. Sufferers choose one that corresponds to their ailment and light it in the church, with the hope that Mother Mary will consider their appeals for help.. Also light candles of house, factory, shop or baby appealing for their wishes to be fulfilled.




Candle stall
Also this is one of Bollywood's favorite spots, you can find so many movies been shot here.. Linked to Skywatch FridayOur World TuesdayTuesday Around the World., Outdoor Wednesday

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots. Thanks for the tour!

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  2. Very impressive facade.
    I like those souvenirs too.

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  3. WHat a beautiful church facade. Lovely shots.

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  4. Interesting post! The church looks beautiful and the candles are very unusual. Thanks for showing. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Nice shots, I love the details of the church

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  6. Thank you for dropping in, Yogi...:)

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  9. These are wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Thanks for dropping in Shoshana...

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  11. Thank you Shiju Sugunan and Bev...

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  12. impressive facade. would like to see the interiors of the church.

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  13. Impressive!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. Thanks Gary
    @Photo Cache: sure will upload the pics

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  15. Mdghana, do you live near this church. I am in Mumbai for six months ( from San Francisco ) and staying with friends at their condo
    ( Ashiana ) which is right beside Mt Mary steps ). Some of my pictures today are of folks braving the rains on these steps!!

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  16. Carmen i stay in other part of Mumbai, you have a wonderful blog... Those mansoon pics are so cool...

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  17. Beautiful church!
    Check out my dhobi ghat photos from Mumbai on my blog!
    xoxo - Kate Styled Pretty
    www.katelyngreer.com

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  18. Really neat structure! I love that Bollywood films are shot near there. We love Bollywood music and play it on Pandora frequently. We just love the dancing in films. It really is awesome.

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  19. @Kate: visited your blog, you have captured some awesome clicks from Dhobi ghat...
    Thanks Kim: Hahaha, happy to know you enjoy Bollywood music and Indian dance forms...

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  20. very beautiful church, thanks for sharing

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  21. Thank you Noel, will do that...

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  24. simply beautiful captures , Meghana!!

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  25. Nice awesome captures Meghana, brought back old memories

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  26. Beautiful building an a great shot!

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