Velankanni Shrine Church Uttan

velankanni shrine church uttan

This is a Holy Shrine of ‘Our Lady of Velankanni.’ It is a miraculous shrine, and many people from diverse castes and creeds go to the shrine. It’s situated on top of a hill and is among the most frequented, large, and picturesque spots in Uttan. The Church is renovated and now has a new beautiful look.

Our Lady of Velankanni Shrine Bhatebunder, Uttan, is located in the picturesque beauty of nature that faces the Arabian sea in Mumbai with thousands of visitors coming to seek blessings from our Velankanni Mother.

velankanni shrine church uttan

History of the Church

The Church was constructed by Mr. Francis Correa nearly thirty years ago. According to the locals, he made a regular trip to the Bhate Bunder, the coast.

Correa got the idea to start the Church after sitting by the cross of Brother Herman, a Missionary who taught the area’s children for over 150 years. 

To accommodate the massive crowd of worshippers who came to visit, particularly during the annual celebration between August 29 and September 8.

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The Church was remodeled to a modern and big one in 2000. The straightforward yet elegant layout of the structure and its panoramic waterfront site is an architectural marvel. The extensive background decoration of the altars dedicated to Jesus Christ and Our Lady of Velankanni creates a stunning look. The interiors are comparatively simple but elegantly display beauty and charm.

How to Offer Mass at the Shrine

Offering and Mass for intentions and Souls can be booked at the entrance of the church. Rs. 50 is for weekdays and Rs. 100 for mass on Sundays.

How to Reach Mata Velankanni Shrine – Uttan

You can reach the shrine by Railway or by Road. Follow Google Maps if you have your vehicle. However, the most economical way is to use the local bus service, buses 1, 2, and 6.

You can come to cross over from Marve creek to Manori and take Bus No. 6 to Uttan Naka. From here, share Auto takes around Rs. 10 per person. Or Rs. 50 for the full Auto Rickshaw.

You can take bus no. 1 or 2 from Bhayander Railway Station and get down at Uttan Naka. From here, share Auto takes around Rs. 10 per person. Or Rs. 50 for the full autorickshaw.

velankanni shrine church uttan
Bus No.DetailsDirection
1Bhayander Railway Station West – Chowk Garden Chimaji Appa ChowkGet off at Uttan Naka and take Share Auto Rs. 10
2Bhayander Railway Station West – Uttan NakaGet off at Uttan Naka and take Share Auto Rs. 10
6Uttan Naka – Manori TarGet off at Uttan Naka and take Share Auto Rs. 10

The campus of the Shrine

The church has a vast campus and can easily accommodate thousands of people. There is sufficient Parking to park your vehicle too.

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Bus timing to Reach Velankanni Shrine – Uttan

DayTimingsFrequency
Sun4:00 AM – 11:55 PM15 min
Mon4:00 AM – 11:55 PM15 min
Tue4:00 AM – 11:55 PM15 min
Wed4:00 AM – 11:55 PM15 min
ThuChurchM – 11:55 PM15 min
Fri4:00 AM – 11:55 PM15 min
Sat4:00 AM – 11:55 PM20 min

Is there Parking on the Campus

There is plenty of parking for cars, Bikes, and buses in and around the Church. You can come with your family, listen to Mass, and spend time on the beautiful campus and beach.

Address and Phone of Velankanni Shrine Church Uttan

Vailankanni Church Rd, Bhatebunder, Uttan Bhayander, Maharashtra, India 401106 Phone:  022 2845 0121

Conclusion

The shrine of Our Lady of Good Health Velankanni is a popular destination of devotes in and around Mumbai. A serene and peaceful experience in the church, which oversees the Arabian sea, gives you a feeling of fulfillment. The local fishermen’s community surrounds the church.

There are many resorts and hotels around the place, and it is easily accessible by road. You can also plan to spend overnight visiting the Church and enjoying the beach, sea, and greenery.

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How to get to the church with Google Map

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