Karumathampatty was an important Catholic centre from 1640.
Karumathampatty was ruled by a Rajah named Karumuthan and got the name Karumathampatty.
Shrine was dedicated to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary and became a place of pilgrimage from 1640.
Karumathampatty was the first cradle and headquarters of the Coimbatore Mission till 1850.
It was visited by St. John de Britto who spread Christianity in South India, head of the Madurai Mission and was also martyred in Oriyur, at least on three occasions in between from 1676 – 83 and he celebrated Holy Masses thrice in the Main chapel.
There were two churches during 17 and 18 centuries inside the fort that is cathedral and outside the fort, the small chapel.
The first Shrine was destroyed by the soldiers of the Mysore Rajah Saraboji in 1684 but was rebuilt soon after by the intercession to Our Lady of Holy Rosary. This Shrine was kept intact through the grace of Our Blessed Mother Mary.
The Shrine was again destructed in 1784 during persecution of King Tippu. But the front portion of the Shrine was not destroyed so it used as the Entrance Arch for this shrine until 1995.
The Shrine in its incipient stage was built in 1803 by Fr. Dubois who had obtained from the British.
In 1840, Rev. Fr. J. B. Barrot constructed the belfry (Bell Tower) and in 1908 Rev. Fr. Laphanne built the still eye-catching beautiful Main Alter. These two monuments proclaimed the golden history of this shrine.
Mgr. De Bresillac and Mgr. Godella were consecrated in this Shrine in 1846 and 1857 respectively.
In 1846 Mgr. De Bresillac, Pro- Vicar Apostolic of Coimbatore, resided in Karumathampatty until 1850 when being appointed Vicar Apostolic, he transferred his headquarters to Coimbatore.
Mgr. De Bresillac was the founder of S.M.A. Congregation.
It was here that Rev. Fr. Ravel started the Congregation of Presentation Sisters, on 21 November 1853.
The Seminary of the mission was opened in 1846 In Karumathampatty and remained there in till 1859.
After 1940 various institutions came into existence.
A new Shrine was built in 1995 by Rev. Fr. A. Maria Mudiappan.
Even though this village was affected by wars, dangerous deceases severe famine and so on the grace of Our Lady of Holy Rosary gave boost and strength to the people with stand in all the troubles.
Without any discrimination all kinds of people from VaalPaarai, Ooty, Dharmaburi, Trichy, Madurai, Mysore, Kerala, and North India also are coming to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Holy Rosary Shrine. Especially the People of Ooty are very much attached to Our Lady of holy Rosary.
Every year during the annual Feast all over India who settled from here are coming to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Holy Rosary.
Even today those who come to the feet of Our Lady of Holy Rosary for the Marriage, child, employment, studies, development in business, freedom from the loan, sickness and so on are receiving everything with the faith on Her and Her Son Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Even now on first Saturdays, we have special Novena both in the Morning and evening. A big crowd comes from different parishes.
The Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary is being regularly celebrated every year in a grand manner in the month of October first Sunday.
Miracles and Wonders attributed to the Shrine
- For the Marriage
- For the child
- For the development in Business
- For the Loan of Land and House
- For the Studies
- For the Cure from various sickness
Rev. Fr. Parish Priest,
Holy Rosary Church,
Karumathampatty, Coimbatore 641 659.
Phone : 0421-2332476
Patronal Feast :
Our Lady of Rosary (1st Sunday in October)
For more information please visit: http://www.rosaryshrine.com/
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