Annai Vailankanni Church

Annai Vailankanni Church, Chennai (Madras): Address, Phone Number, Annai Vailankanni Church Reviews: 4/5

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Neighbourhood: Besant Nagar
Named after the noted lady theosophist Annie Besant, Besant Nagar is one of the most preferred areas to reside in Chennai due to the presence of the beach. The extremely calm and serene area with its colonial hangover is studded with sea- facing homes owned by the affluent families and has a string of restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques around it. Home to Elliot’s Beach, The Theosophical Society and Kalakshetra, the world famous dance school along with beautiful temples and churches, this is where Chennai loves to chill. The confluence of best of nature, art and history within the greenest parts of the city limits is evident in the culture of this neighbourhood, which makes it one of the most favourite hangout zones for all the locals.
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niluanu
Chennai (Madras), India450 contributions
The new church, located adjacent to the existing one in Besant Nagar, is a beautiful church with exquisite Gothic architecture. One needs to climb quite a few steps to enter the church. There is sufficient parking within the premises. We did not find much crowd at the time of our visit. Definitely worth visiting
Written 4 January 2022
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Susan R
Johor Bahru, Malaysia74 contributions
its a place people cannot forget and also its a place for all your troubles to be shared to the mother who is really admired by her devotees and people who still have faith in her. She is a lovely MOM
Written 31 March 2020
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Wales K
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Family
Excellent churches, best place to visit is during the feast time usually starts from 26thAug to 9thSept..the shrine of vailankanni is at its best and a huge statue of Jesus christ is been recently build is amazing must watch,Marina beach is excellent, dont miss the black and orange halwa to buy during the feast time its awesome.lots of hotels near by stay close to church areas for eaay access..my recommendation would surely go for G.S Resorts hospitality food staff and clean rooms. 2 kms Far from church but quiet and cozy place from traffic sound and lust green place with good swimming pool.
Written 2 October 2018
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T_Senaratne
Colombo, Sri Lanka288 contributions
Family
Fortunately, the church was not very crowded at the time we went. People were there ready for the next service. There is a small shop at the entrance that sells candles and flowers to devotees.
Written 26 December 2017
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SporeArduino
Singapore, Singapore325 contributions
The main church hall is small, and by my estimates can sit no more than a hundred. However, the number of devotees visiting this church ground is amazing. It demonstrates the connection of this spiritual ground with the residents around the area.
Written 13 April 2017
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PTG1976
Chennai (Madras), India144 contributions
Couples
It is a spacious, neatly maintained church. It is kept open till late at night which is helpful for busy people. Needed items like candles are sold in the church but when we went at 8.30 PM the store was closed.
Written 8 April 2017
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sapharri
Bengaluru, India182 contributions
Solo
Very crowded place but must visit church.very neatly maintained superbly architectured one.attracts people from all over the world .it attracts all age peoples.backside to church is Beach ....sure everyone will enjoy.
Written 5 April 2017
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tVikasg
New Delhi, India707 contributions
Solo
Have a stopover at this shrine (Church) for a peaceful and enlightening time. Services here are very good and you van even have a magazine subscription.
Written 9 February 2017
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bangalorian2016
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
Family
Vailankanni basilica is one of the most holy, prayerful atmosphere only inside the church premises, especially for Catholics we consider as mother house, keeping in mind we, plan a month prior and reach the place with all hope and prayers.
Coming to outside the church, people are wolves, watching for a prey. we, devotees are basically the middle class people who wants to go in pilgrim once in year or so on with our savings, the SHOP KEEPRS / LODGES / CHURCH WARDENS show their attitude. (I agree, even the devotees may have attitude, but let me give an incident)

when ever i go to vailankanni I always buy water bottles from any medical stores, hence i had to buy a 5 liters water can from "ÄNNAI MEDICAL " at vailankanni bus stand road, near hotel Saravan Bhavan,, when i started checking for the expiry date the pharmacist was getting irritated, then i showed the date to my son as the expiry date was just like old, my son also said no the date is not clear cos , there is some correction on it, hence i requested him to give another one, immediately he started shouting "YOU ALL BANGALORE PUNDA: that means Bangalore 'íans . i still patiently asked him whether this is a pharmacy or a local shop, he is trying to manhandle me with bad words,

Still i doubt whether he is a pharmacist or not, because he looked like a rogue, with shirts button open and showing his thick long gold chains, no were there is a symptoms with him for atleast he would have passed +2, hence devotees and tourists please be careful with the fake person who is going to dispense you. (I REALIZE ALL THE SHOPKEEPERS WILL COME TOGETHER/ NOW VAILANKANNI HAS BECOME ROUDY'S DEN)

finally, the second bottle what he gave after the argument seal was broken, kindly do not procure any thing FROM THIS " ANNAI MEDICALS "BLACK LIST IT
Written 19 October 2016
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Grahith
Mangalore, India106 contributions
Family
Being located at the Elliot's beach on the shore of Bay of Bengal this shrine is as like a heaven for the pilgrims. Thousands of devotees visit the church to seek the blessings of mother Mary. Devotees worship Mother Mary as 'lady of health' in this church.

The crowd management here needs improvement. You need to park your car along the beach road before visiting this church.
Written 11 September 2016
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