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Yearly from March to October the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is a place of mass pilgrimage from Europe and other parts of the world. The spring water from the grotto is believed by some to possess healing properties. An estimated 200 million people have visited the shrine since 1860, and the Roman Catholic Church has officially recognised 68 healings considered miraculous. Cures are examined using Church criteria for authenticity and authentic miracle healing.
This is considered as the most prominent church for about the centuries and is known as ” Lourdes of East”. Situated in Bay of Bengal, Velankanni is considered famous for three miracles like Apparition of Mary, curing lame of buttermilk, & Jesus to slumbering shepherd boy & survival of Portuguese sailors from sea storms!!