Feb 28, 2009

a drive to Idaikattur..01

Idaikattur is a small village by the river Vaigai, close to Manamadurai. I took a drive to visit the historic "Sacred Heart of Jesus"Shrine - a century old church of architectural significance.

The church was built in 1894 AD by French missionary Fr. Ferdinand Celle SJ with funds donated by Mary Anne- a French Anglican lady.

The church is an attempt to replicate the Rheims Cathedral in France.

The church has its own web site that has interesting info on its history...


  1. So much history behnd those buildings.love the pictures.thanks for sharing.

  2. Very nicely designed church! The glass works are pretty ashok.

  3. it's me askar, i am happy to say it's my village. the same designed church u can find in france. the person who came from france build the same in idaikkattur before 150 years.