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Little Mount Shrine

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Address: St. Thomas Mount, Chennai (Madras) 600015, India
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Must see holy place

There is a small cave and there is a foot print of human. People belies that belongs to st. Thomas. and also believes he hide here at this cave. It is situated Saidapeta also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kottayam, India
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Kottayam, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a small cave and there is a foot print of human. People belies that belongs to st. Thomas. and also believes he hide here at this cave. It is situated Saidapeta also known As chinna malai.

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Akureyri, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Steps leading up to the top of the mount have statues depicting the fourteen stations of the cross. St. Thomas is thought to have been murdered close by.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

this is a historical place where st thomas(one of the 12 apostles of lord jesus) was martyred.now the maitanance is going good here.photo allowed only if u give donation.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Myself along with my friend (Jhansi Rani) visited Little Mount Shrine last Friday around 12.30 pm. The church was situated at Saidapet. It was a beautiful cave where St.Thomas (one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus) was hiding 2000 years ago. When we visited Prayers were going on. We felt a great inner peace after vising the place. We lit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is the 3rd of St. Thomas apostle places I visited. Certainly, If you are a Roman Catholic, you should visit this little place. There will be no luxury or great construction, but a main church and a small chapel, with the cove inside were St. Thomas use to hide from prosecutors. There is not explanation guide either, this is... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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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Kottayam, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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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