It is a holy place for the Christians. Royappan patty is an interior village located 100 kms away from the extreme south of Madurai District in “Cumbum” valley . The nearby town are Cumbum (5km) and Uthamapalayam (5km). The church of Lady of Snows at Rayappan patty is having a tower of 137 ft high.. It’s construction work was done from 1902 to 1925. It was opened in 1925. The design of this church is similar to the church of St. Lourdu’s Church in the campus of St. Joseph’s College at Trichy. The Church Bell can be heard even from a distance of 10km and is made of bronze metal. This was donated to the Church by Savariappa Udayar who imported from Germany.
The people have the faith that the Lady of Snows safeguards against snakes and other poisonous insects. The festival of this Church is conducted in the first week of August month. The prayers enchanted at that time will be very impressive. During hot summer days when there is no rain, special devotional prayers will be arranged for the rain and will be amply rewarded. Aslo during the out break of epidemics like Plague, Cholera and other infectitious diseases special arrangements will be made for prayers to ward off these evils. There will be a special Bosco Drama played every year for the past 50 years which depicts the life history of Jesus Christ.
Our Lady Of Snow’s Church,
Theni Dt. Tamilnadu. INDIA.
Pin – 625526
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