Below the following pictures of The Mount Mary Basilica of Mumbai, is posted a brief write-up on this sacred shrine. Please don’t miss viewing it before shifting online elsewhere.
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The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated here on the first Sunday after 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary. The feast is followed by a week-long celebration known locally as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.
The Basilica, an Architectural Marvel, stands on a hillock, about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea.
It draws Lakhs of devotees and pilgrims annually. Many of the faithful attest to the miraculous powers of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The shrine attracts people from all faiths, who pray to Virgin Mary for expressing their gratitude or requesting favours.
During the Bandra Fair every year, the entire area is decorated with festoons and buntings. Many pitch up stalls selling religious articles, roasted grams, snacks and sweets.
Wax figures of Virgin Mary, along with an assortment of candles shaped like hands, feet and various other parts of the body are sold at kiosks.
The sick and the suffering choose a candle or wax figure that corresponds to their ailment and light it in Church, with the pious hope that Mother Mary will consider their appeals for help.
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