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Vailankanni was a part of the parish of Nagapattinam, but as pilgrims began to pour into Vailankanni,
Without a shadow of a doubt it is the choice of Our Blessed Mother to make her apparitions in Vailankanni, that has transformed this place into a Marian Shrine of international repute, is popularly known as the 'Lourdes of the East'.Velankanni church is considered a very powerful holy place in India where one is cured of ailments when one offers prayers with a true heart. People of all religions come to visit this church and offer prayers.
The greatest houour that can be conferred to a Church is to elevate it to the status of a Basilica.
Festivals are celebrated here with all pomp and gaiety. Every year on August 29 the feast of Our Lady commences with the hoisting of the flag and on the 10th day it ends after the lowering of the flag.