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Little Mount Shrine

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Address: St. Thomas Mount, Chennai (Madras), India
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Little Mount Shrine where St.Thomas was hiding 2000 years ago

The cave next to the Little Mount Shrine where St.Thomas was hiding 2000 years ago. His hand made rock cross is still found in the enclosed place. He was hiding in a rock cave and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Issac0616
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave next to the Little Mount Shrine where St.Thomas was hiding 2000 years ago. His hand made rock cross is still found in the enclosed place. He was hiding in a rock cave and made a small exit to escape from the cave when his enemies tried to capture him. There is a stone which holds his hand impressions... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Been here with friends. This is the place where St. Thomas the Apostle took shelter and preached when he came to India. It is very near to Saidapet in Chennai. There is a rock with hand and foot imprints of St. Thomas and a spring which is believed to be created by him when he stayed here. It will be... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This church holds an ample for history , you can really feel the pleasant and inner peace . i attend a mass one day here

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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

i visited the shrine a decade ago and it was a serene place. Now the new unplanned garish structures has marred the harmony with nature and spiritulity. construction needs to have been done in an ergonomic way and in harmony with the naure and nature of the shrine.

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This little mount Shrine located on the hill top can be accessed by car or any private vehicle. There is a small but wonderful church located on this hill. The breathtaking view of the Chennai city is just awesome and the birds eye view of the airport is simply superb. A must visit place for one and all.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Little mount shrine is a cave (located near Saidapet) where St. Thomas allegedly took shelter. There are some markings within the cave and outside (like footprint/ a spring, etc) of his presence. The church built around this shrine is nothing spectacular. This place may be more suited for a christian believer rather than general tourists.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Wonderful Shrine built on a Hillock. The oldest statue of Mother Mary brought in 1555AD is still preserved in the new church. St.Thomas cave is under ground, and one has to enter through a tiny way. A spring is on the top of the Hillock, which is believed to be miraculously hit by Apostle Thomas and water gushed out, to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This site has a same cave the St Thomas supposed hid in after the local Raj ordered his death for trying to convert the locals to Christianity. The small cave has circles that supposedly call out hand and foot prints left in the stone by St Thomas. Site is easy to get to but for me not that interesting. You... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

There are two entrance to this shrine, a walk up the hills or drive to the rear entrance and for a short walk. There is a fee for parking, you get a good view of the city and the surrounding from here. The most important thing here is the relics and a must visit place for Catholics

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

It is a Christian shrine, but the location, the view of the airport, planes taking off and landing, the quietness, everything is so serene here. Go here for a change, if not for religious reasons.

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