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Manapad (Tamil: மணப்பாடு) is a coastal village in far south India, 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Tuticorin and 18 km (11 mi) south of Tiruchendur.[1] St. Francis Xavier came to Manapad in 1542, when he began missionary activity on the Fishery coast.[1][2] He lived in a grotto cavern on the seaward face of a cliff and held mass at a chapel of the Captain's Cross, built from a ship's mast after a storm in 1540. Holy Cross Church, built close to the sea in 1581, has a relic fragment believed to be from the True Cross of Jerusalem.


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Comments (20)

Mabruka on November 12, 2012

Very beautiful photo and interesting story! L-2 Best wishes from Hungary, Mabruka

Merz_René on November 30, 2012

Excellent framed, YSL Kind regards, René

Zoltan Molnar on December 2, 2012

Very good picture!


Greetings from Hungary, Zoltan

selegna59 on December 8, 2012

Hermosa composición!!. GRAN LIKE. Un gran saludo desde España. Ángeles

Ulrich Greger on January 17, 2013

great motif, LIKE/FAV. Greetings Uli

christian caffin on January 18, 2013

Attractive seascape! Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Christian

© PiGi'Franco on January 22, 2013

Beautiful picture and very interesting description, Mohammad! Like

Warm greetings. PiGì

s. menge on January 27, 2013

Schönes Bild,gefällt

Voar Alto on February 2, 2013

Superb shot! LK: Greetings,Eduardo.

Pethron4 on February 10, 2013

A great photo and a wonderful place. I like.
Regards from the Pacific Northwest.

Mojzer László on February 21, 2013

Hi Dear mohammad suhaib! Thank you very much. Very nice photo. Greetings: Laci LIKE

Vassiliki Argiriou on February 22, 2013

Amazing, a holy temple built literally on sand!! Great photo, YSL 3/12! Greetings!

Rikimer on March 4, 2013

Beautiful composition with a special atmosphere, Mohammed!

Like 14

Have a nice day, Willi

jacot69 on March 5, 2013

A beautiful place! Thank you very much for the nice comment.

Jutta Pohlers on March 10, 2013

Interessante. Aufnahme,und Ort gute Erklärung, L&F viele Grüße aus Deutschland!

Dominique Rolland ✩☂ on March 14, 2013

Belle et jolie image


Annica Westerlund on March 14, 2013

Beautiful, frugal colors that show that the building is worn by the sea and time. Nice! LIKE!

Greetings, Annica

Valerio Manassero on March 16, 2013

सुंदर तस्वीर! Like+ Fav! इटली से कई बधाई! Valerio

Ahmet Bekir on March 29, 2013

Beautiful scene and excellent capture Mohammad, wishes, Ahmet

~~~ Thomas ~~~ on September 22, 2013

Interesting small old church and nice view.


Greetings Thomas.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 10, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by mohammad suhaib
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A580
    • Taken on 2012/06/07 10:00:28
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 15.82mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash