Today we visited the Mount Mary feast at 10 am. At first, the crowd seemed to be less, but later, the crowd picked up.
There were heavy crowds at the shrine, and people had to stand in a huge queue to visit the Church of Mount Mary. People were managed well by the volunteers and police.
Devotees from Mumbai and around Mumbai travel for hours together to stand in front of Mother Mary and ask her to grant their wishes.
This faith continues to bring a crowd of people each year for this feast. The feast of Mount Mary is celebrated for 7 days. People of all faith and religion visit this shrine.
|A crowd of people standing for your their turn to enter the Church|
There were many hawkers’ stalls selling channa’s, rosaries, halvas, children’s toys, etc. It was a sunny day; despite the sweat, people were enjoying the occasion.
After visiting the church, devotees entered the fair, which is a stretch of around 1 KM.
BEST had special buses taking people from Bandra west station to Mount Mary church and back.
|Devotees offer Wax candles.|
Pilgrim offers wax articles to denote their wishes. For example, you would offer wax heart, if you have a heart problem — dolly, if you wish to have a baby — house, if you wish to buy a house, etc.
|Stalls selling rosaries and other holy items|
|Wax candles, flowers, wax statues, etc.|
|Main Church of Mount Mary|
|Hawkers selling sweets|