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Feast of Our Lady of Good Health

The basilica church at the shrine of Velankanni.
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Called by many Indians "the Lourdes of the East," Our Lady of Velankanni (or Vailankanni) is an enormous basilica shrine said to draw millions of visitors a year. The shrine's feast, held the nine days leading up to September 8, features a traditional flag raising ceremony, processions, electric light displays, fireworks, music and food.