holy ghost church, manapad

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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.

Famous film director Mani Ratnams new movie Kadal has been shot mainly in Manapad, which was tremendously influenced by St Francis Xavier’s visits in the 16th century.


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Comments (7)

Sanaullah Khan on July 27, 2012

Beautiful Picture…….


Best Wishes

ثناءالله Sana Ullah Khan


Pan Kartsonakis on December 3, 2012

Very interesting photo!!! ..……..Thanks for sharing.....……...……..…I LIKE ..3 and FAVORITE……..………….Greetings from HELLAS(GREECE)

Dobrosav Ciric on December 7, 2012

Veoma lep foto!!

Pozdrav Bibac.

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on December 30, 2012

Very nice Shot! Like!,,,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Thanasis Germanos on February 5, 2013

Beautiful photography . LIKE Greetings and best wishes. Thanasis

H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu on February 9, 2013

Çok güzel renkler,mükemmel görüntü.LIKE.Selamlar

Mata Hary on February 9, 2013

In short, a very nice. Like/8! Greetings Mata Hary

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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 10:50:20
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 6.66mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash