Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours

Basilica Of Our Lady Of Dolours

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Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours (Puthan Pally) is the biggest and tallest church in Asia, situated in the heart of the city of Thrissur in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is famous for its Gothic style architecture. Built in fine Indo-Gothic style with an area of , it has soaring belfries at the entrance, double storeyed aisles all along the nave and transepts, and eleven altars, five on either side of the main one. It is the largest church in India and its exuberant interior decorations include fine specimens of murals, images of saints and scenes from the scriptures.

The construction of this biggest church in India was done in different phases, started in the year 1929. The two front towers are of height each and the central tower of height makes this church as tallest in Asia. Completion of the towers were an architectural challenge. Few experts from Tamil Nadu were brought over. Architect who completed the church was Ambrose Gounder.



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