Thrissur, being the cultural capital of Kerala is home to numerous churches. Each one of them is a spectacle in itself and has a wonderful history attached to it.
Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral
imposing Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is a masterpiece of Indo-European
architecture and design; the underground shrine is a popular tourist
attraction. In 1986 during Pope John Paul II’s visit to India, this
church celebrated its centennial year of existence. Read More
Our Lady of Dolorus Basilica
among the largest churches in India, its inspiring Gothic-style
architecture with soaring belfries, double-storeyed aisles and eleven
altars are imposing.
Marth Mariam Cathedral
first Christian church in Thrissur established in 1814 as part of the
Assyrian Church of the East; it broke off from the Catholic hierarchy
and formed the Chalden Syrian Church which entered into communion,
through a separate Bishop, with the Assyrian Church of the East.
St. Anthony’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church
to the Archdiocese of Thrissur, this church located at Ollur caters to
4000 families considered to the richest and most influential in the
This church’s tower is the
tallest in India as well as Asia and is topped by a shining red cross to
indicate the strong presence of Roman Catholicism in Thrissur. The
tower holds wood carvings depicting the birth and childhood of Jesus
Christ, stained glass paintings of his healings and brass work showing
his numerous miracles. The sufferings endured by Christ are shown in
beautiful oil paints along with murals of the life and history of St.
Thomas, terra cotta figurines of the apostles and lastly Christ’s
resurrection on canvas, all of which are masterpieces that stay in the
mind long after the visit.