Spires

By: swaps

Feb 05 2011

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Category: Architecture, Art, city, culture, Faith, Religion, Temple

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St.Philomena’s church, constructed in 1936 during the reign of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and  designed by a Frenchman named Daly – its architecture inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.

A church at the same location was built in 1843 by the then Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. The relic of Saint Philomena is preserved in a catacomb below the main altar.

In his speech for the foundation stone laying ceremony, the Maharaja is quoted to have said: The new church will be strongly and securely built upon a double foundation — Divine compassion and the eager gratitude of men.

(Info: Wikipedia.com)

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4 comments on “Spires”

  1. Magnificent! 🙂

  2. Not the type of building I would have expected to see in Mysore. The world is full of surprises in unexpected places.


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