November 9, 2012

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church...!!




The azure sky, swaying green coconut trees and the white plastering makes this church look true to its name. This imposing white coloured church which stands right in the middle of city is one of the prominent structures in Panjim. Situated at a distance of about 200 meters from the Mandovi river front, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception has been existent from the middle of 16th century. Well known for its double staircase, the church has three towers of which the middle one houses the bell. This is the most famous church in Panjim and is also one of the first to be built in Goa.




The main altar inside the church is built in renaissance style and is dedicated to Mary Immaculate. There are two more altars on the sides which has Crucified Jesus on one and Our Lady of Rosary on the other. The building also has a chapel dedicated to St. Francis Xavier.The church gets lit up in the evening and from what I have heard, it is a magnificent sight. 

Signing Note- Truly an immaculate looking church...!!

Location- Panjim city, Goa

Happy Diwali to all...!!

29 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful structure isn't it. Had heard about it but never visited.

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    1. It indeed is a very beautiful structure. With that lovely background, the white church looks awesome.

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  2. Churches have been my favorite and Goa scores hands down in that respect. You have captured this nicely :)

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    1. Thank you. The churches in Goa are simply magnificent.

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  3. Lovely captures. I visited Panjim but never had the opportunity to come across this beauty. Will make sure to visit it next time.

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  4. Fantastic shots. It is long time, since I visited this place.

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  5. beautiful church.. blue sky background makes more beautiful

    happy diwali !

    thanks for sharing

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  6. I could not visit this church but the altar has lot of resemblance with Basilica of Bom Jesus.

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  7. nice shots...beautiful naration... congratulations..

    www.ottaclick.blogspot.com

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  8. Are you also going there for Xmas or new year? that used to be my favorite trip :)

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    1. I think i might end up on the shores of Goa for new year. :)

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  9. What a wonderful looking church.

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    1. It indeed is a beautiful place of prayer.

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  10. Immaculate building and pictures too, Niranjan. :)

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  11. Only Church that has Sunday Mass in Portuguese ;)

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  12. This church is not at all identical to any other church in Goa or India...it is a copy of Bom Jesus De Braga, Portugal :)))

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    1. That is a lot of interesting facts. Keep showering more. Thanks Encyclopedia. :)

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