- Posted on in Tourist Places
It is 12 kms from Nagapattinam. Most important Christian Pilgrim Center of the State. Pilgrims from all faiths and religion come to this church to get the blessings of Our Lady of Health. Velankanni is famous for its annual festival during August-September, starting on 29th August the Feast of Our Lady celebrated for 10 days. This festival attracts millions of pilgrim from all parts of India and world irrespective of faith and religion. Devotees offer metal replica of the parts of the body, cured by Lady of Health answering their prayer. A Small Museum is attached to the church, which displays collection of the offerings made by the faithful devotees. Tonsuring of heads and performing ear-boring ceremony, imbibing local culture is being followed in this temple by the pilgrims. Museum Timings: 6.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. The town has a population of 11,108 [2011 census].