St. Thomas Mount in Chennai

St.Thomas Mount is one of the famous Church in Chennai, situated in Guindy, Chennai very near to Chennai International airport.

About St. Thomas Mount

The temple of Christianity is meant for Churches. There are so many Churches in Chennai and out of that St. Thomas Mount Church is considered as one of the foremost Church in Chennai where so many Christian and non-Christianity people are visiting St. Thomas Mount Church. Nowadays some people are became converted Christians where their faith in Jesus Christ is the main thing for those people. Among so many Churches in Chennai, St. Thomas Mount Church has its own significance. St. Thomas Mount is also well known as Parangimalai meaning mountain of foreigner in academic conference or seminar which is a small hill rock located at Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India very near to Chennai International Airport.

Origin of St. Thomas Mount Church

Indian Christians have marked out the origin of St. Thomas Mount Church with the follower of Jesus Christ, St. Thomas. St. Thomas was lived 2000 years ago in St. Thomas Mount until his death. The mount after his death had a name called St. Thomas Mount. St. Thomas Mount is allied with St. Thomas who is the follower of Jesus Christ. St. Thomas was the strong believer of martyr. Over a certain period of time Anglo Indians were in the majority in St. Thomas mount in Chennai. A tranquil fine-looking artifact-filled church constructed during 1523 by Portuguese which positioned on the top of 300 feet height at St. Thomas Mount. This is the origin of St. Thomas Mount.

Speciality of St. Thomas Mount

St. Thomas Mount has its own evergreen and everlasting specialty. Pope john Paul II has visited St. Thomas Mount Church in the year 1986 (in the month of February). Pope john Paul is one of the greatest follower of Christ and a great leader in spreading Christianity throughout the world. He has given a good speech to the people who are in Chennai about the Christianity and Jesus Christ. At present the Government of India functions Officer training academy (OTA) on the underneath of St. Thomas Mount. The Southern Railway has a Chennai suburban railway station functions at St. Thomas mount.

Geographic location St. Thomas Mount

Northwest of St. Thomas Mount - Nandambakkam
North of St. Thomas Mount - Ekkatuthangal
Northeast of St. Thomas Mount- Guindy
West of St. Thomas Mount - Military Zone
Centre - St. Thomas Mount
East of St. Thomas Mount - Alandur
Southwest of St. Thomas Mount -Chennai Airport
South of St. Thomas Mount - Pazhavanthangal
Southeast of St. Thomas Mount - Adambakkam


Guest Author: Kiran Kumar06 Apr 2011

Excellent article a detailed description indeed, it will be better to have posts like this, great job Amudha. Keep it up.


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