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Infant Jesus Shrine
Ranked #17 of 58 things to do in Mangalore
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 28 May 2016

One of the most beautiful church I have ever seen in !y life. If you go inside this church and sit quite for sometime, you will foget all your worries. All religious people used to come to this church. Next to the church a small shop is situated, where you will get candles, rosary and other items. U can light the candles in front of Mother Mary.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Infant Jesus Church is magnificent shrine welcoming you at Carmel Hill in Mangalore. Its architectural beauty is marvelous. It is unique with rich symbolic meaning and significance depicting Biblical episodes based on old and new testaments. Apparently its main features are carefully planned.
There are three teak wood doors at main entrances that are called centre, right and left by seeing which you will remember the familiar Biblical themes including Moses giving the law to people. On entering the main hall I was amazed at the hexagonal base bearing pentagonal roofing. The shining marble floor cautions you to step in carefully while watching the granite border and skillfully chiseled granite walls. I could see the five huge columns encircled and supporting the main structure having attractive globe atop where luminous Cross catches your eyes with its colourful planting. The Architect’s creativity is appreciable in concealed tubes for illumining the church that is reflected and diffused in ceiling itself.

The five massive columns in basement indicate the palm of Almighty as in the text of Isaiah; the five columns are fingers touching the globe represent the globe. The Cross you see at the top of globe is the symbol of God's love bestowed on humanity passed on by Jesus.

I was happy to listen to one of the priests who explained the sceneries that are visible on grills welded on windows portraying the infancy of Jesus Annunciation, Visitation, Presentation, Journey of the Magi, Flight into Egypt, Jesus in the Carpenter's shop, the boy Jesus in the temple and the first miracle of Cana. It is pleasant to watch the scenes of passion and glorification of Jesus and Mary here. There are other wonderful pictures of Risen Lord and others.
The guiding STAR led the Magi to Jesus in Bethlehem to which place people come not only from East, West, North and South but also over land and sea, seeking blessings of Creator as well as Savior of all living beings. The Magi marched towards Bethlehem following the star that went before them. They were thus led to a house where they adored Jesus. They presented gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to Jesus. You know when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea during the days of Herod the king. There came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, asking for the one who was born King of the Jews, since they had seen his star in the east, and came there to worship him.
Infant Jesus is housed in magnificent shrine at Carmel Hill at Bikarnakatte 3km from Mangalore in Karnataka. He has been worshipped here for over 150 years.
You will witness the ever shining Infant Jesus in this shrine, which is of more than 50 years chapel in Carmel hill slowly developed into center stage for worship. I was thinking that I was the only non-Christian in the prayer hall. For my surprise I could see there were many people like me. They had come to seek the boon of child or to get rid of their difficulties by offering prayer to Divine Child. I was told that people from all religion are devotees, feeling comfortable to pray in the cool atmosphere.
Annual Feast of Infant Jesus is on 14th of January. Church is open for personal prayer daily from 5.30 am to 9.30 pm, for confessions throughout the Day.
“This is my humble submission in service of my favourite Divine child, Infant Jesus. Amen”.
Mangalore is well connected by air, rail and road. There are plenty of lodges and restaurants offering food and shelter matching your budget.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Profvns
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

This shrine to the Infant Jesus attracts a huge number of devotees everyday and especially on Thursdays when the special devotional Novena is held. It is marvellous to see the faith in Infant Jesus by people of all religions.
While the Church is a unique modern structure and landmark visible from many parts of Mangalore, the grounds are an oasis of calm and resemble a Goan village church setting. All facilities are maintained well and a little 'shop' at the side of the Church ensures that you can carry your devotion as a memento. You can also purchase candles and Christian articles and books.
The Infant Jesus Shrine is located on the highway between Nantoor and Kulshekar and is a landmark in itself. The Shrine eclipses the St. Joseph Monastery and the Seminary that trains the young priests. It is heartening to listen to the Choir sung by the Brothers especially for the English mass on Saturday evening.
When visiting the Church of the Infant Jesus at Prague, I happened to meet a priest there who had trained here at Mangalore!

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

A place where people of all religions flock to pray for their needs. This place also has a unique architectural style.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank KaranPais
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

Having lived in the vicinity since childhood, I have seen this place being built from ground up..Amazingly designed shrine located on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley to the south. The shrine itself is a unique piece of architecture having been inspired by a similar structure in Europe..It also hosts the annual Infant Jesus Festival which was held for 2 days this year (2016) because of the sea of people that came to attend the celebrations..A must visit if in Mangalore..

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Farhan S
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