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Idaikattur is a quiet village away from rushing highways, yet quickly reachable from Madurai (30 kms). For a small village, it has two important holy places to boast of.It is a holy land where famed Siddha Idaikadar lived and hosted Navagrahas during a famine.

A small navagraha temple stands there as a testimony. The village also have a more prominent and internationally acclaimed more than 100 years old Church ‘built by angels‘.Idaikattur Church is the Sacred Heart Shrine Built with full of arts in Gothic architectural style on the model of the RHEIMS cathedral in France.

All those beautiful statues were brought from France 110 Years back to Idaikattur. The reason is that only in this shrine there are the Relics(things connected with) of 40 saints kept on the main altar. Secondly, there is a historical event which took place 110 years back, when this Church was built that 9 choirs (hundreds) of angels appeared and solved a great problem. The Location of the shrine: It is 36 K.m away from Madurai on the way to Ramnad or Rameshwaram main road. Stop at Muthanendal.


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