Car Procession at St.Mary's Basilica Shivajinagar

Car Procession at St.Mary’s Basilica Shivajinagar

Crowds mill around the procession car on display during the feast at St.Mary’s Basilica, Shivajinagar in Bangalore. The car contains the “idol” of Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus. The procession is part of St.Mary’s feast held once every year. St.Mary’s Basilica is the oldest existing church in Bangalore and Karnataka, with a rich history. The church was founded in 1803 after Tipu Sultan’s reign ended and the British took over the Mysore Kingdom. Shivajinagar was known as “Blackpally” back then. Thousands of people from all faiths visit the church during the feast.