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“St. Thomas Mount”

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Located in Chennai, this is the site (on the hill) where St. Thomas was killed. There is a small church that houses relics from St. Thomas, as well as many other saints. There is also a painting of Mary and Jesus, completed by St. Luke. There is a small 10 rps fee to park and 10 rps fee to take pictures. You park below and walk up about 100 hards to the top of the hill. There is also a small, gift shop counter. Primitive restrooms are also available.

This site is not to be confused with Little Mount (also in Chennai), which is the site of the cave where St. Thomas stayed while being persecuted, and there is also a water well (along with outdoor stations of the cross), a modern church, and several small chapels. The third site to see is St. Thomas Basilica, a large church also located in Chennai.

Thank Ed K
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a place for everyone to come, and especially new people who wanna get an overview of this large and beautiful city.

We went there and locals told us where this and that were.
In the morning you can se masses of people coming to pray, which is an experience in itself.

The church is little, and got some relics. I cant really comment on this, cus im an atheist.

Thank Henning K
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

St.Thomas Mount in Chennai is a place with St. Thomas, one of the 12 apostles of Lord Christ, was killed. This National Shrine in situated atop a hill from where you can view the city. It has a small church and other relics. Calm place to visit.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

St Thomas Mount soars some 300 feet high above the sea level in the southern part of the city of Chennai, close to the airport. It commands a magnificent view of Chennai city and suburbs for miles around. It has definite and concrete historical foundations and undiluted religious focus.

This shrine now boasts of more than 100 relics of Saints which also includes relics St. Joseph, Mother Mary and all the Apostles of Jesus including the Saint Thomas.

Thank Krzysztof F
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Very nice and serene place, Only places in the east where an apostle came to spread the Gospel. Very good for meditation and a calm place with a old church.
St Thomas was martyred here and his body is buried at Santhome Cathedral. There is a international guest house of about 2 star category there.

1  Thank rlamech
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