Friday, April 10, 2015

Shrine of Sacred Heart, Idaikattur (Const 1894 CE) - POTW #130

Located in Idaikattur (Tamil Nadu) the Shrine of Sacred Heart, const in 1894 CE by a French missionary, is an imitation of the Rheims Cathedral of France, upon the wishes of the donor. Despite that the church has some unique features which include statues of 153 angels which adorn the exterior of the structure. The reasoning behind placing the angels is because of a dream (seen by a presiding judge who was deciding upon a litigation regarding the church) who saw that the church was being built by angels !