Our Lady of Snows Basilica Tuticorin Tamil Nadu
Popularly-known as Matha Koin in a native language, Our Lady of Snows Basilica is an ancient architecture and a famous Christian religious center in Tuticorin. This Catholic pilgrimage site is dedicated to Our Lady of Snows which is another name of St. Mary and is associated to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The present construction of this prestigious shrine traces its history from 1713. Adding a grandeur to its beauty, the church boasts a remarkable Portuguese architecture and an impressive carving of Our Lady of Snows. Besides a prominent Catholic pilgrimage site, Our Lady of Snows Basilica is also amongst the top tourist attractions in Tuticorin, and hence, thousands of tourists visit this place every year. During the annual festival days, a large crowd of devotees from every region can be spotted at this place.