Our Lady of Angels Church, Karaikal, Pondicherry

This is one of the architectural beauty of French culture. Our lady of Angel’s Church standing impressively on the Church street. In 1739 the Holy Angles Church was built by the French. Again in 1863 the church was beautified with the decorative marble Altar, the beautiful stained glass windows and having impressive look with its 133 feet tall tower, the tallest landmark of the town, housing three huge clocks and five large bells. The melodious ringing of the bells could be heard with in a radius of 5 kms. On 15th August every year that Catholic chruch celebrates the ” Thetheravu Mata” (Mother who consoles the afflicted) festival when the status of the blessed Virgin is taken out in procession.
The church of Our Lady of Angels built in 1891 is the chief place of worship for catholics in the town. The Thetheravu madha festival is celebrated on the 15 of August every year. The festival commences with the flag hoisting ceremony on the 6 th August. On the 10th day, the statue of the Blessed Virgin, mounted on a beautifully decorated car, is taken out in procession along the main streets surrounding the church.


Annai Velankanni Church (Tamil Nadu): It is the famous Christian Pilgrim Shrine, 26 kms South of Karaikal.

MELAKASAKUDI: One Roman Catholic church is here and celebrating 10 day annual festival in June.

Our Lady of Angels Church,
Karaikal, Church Street,
Pondicherry State,
Pin : 609 602
Tel.Ph: +91 4368 222075

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