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Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours or Our Lady of Dolours Basilica or Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours or simply known as Puthen Palli is located in Thrissur, Kerala, South India. Its the tallest church in India and one of the largest churches in Asia. It is famous for its Gothic style architecture. The construction of the church began in 1929, it was done in four phases.

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St. (Saint) Mary’s Forane Church, Chalakudy is also known as Shrine of the Nativity of Our Lady. it is one of the Foranes or deaneries under the Diocese of Irinjalakuda, which was established in 1978 by the bifurcation of Thrissur Diocese. Prior to that, Chalakudy was part of Thrissur diocese, one of the the most ancient Diocese of the Syro Malabar Church. Thrissur diocese has since been elevated to an archdiocese within which comes the Irinjalakuda diocese. There are 16 parishes under the Chalakudy Forane.

Mass or Holy Qurbana Timings are as below.
Sundays – 6:00am 7:30am 9:30am 5:00pm
Week Days – 6:00 am 7:15 am & 5:00 pm
Saturdays – 5:00pm

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St. Thomas Archdiocesan Shrine Palayaur or St. Thomas Church, Palayoor or St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Palayur is located near Chavakad, Thrissur. It is said to be established in 52 AD by St Thomas. Its one of the oldest churches in India. It was part of the seven churches that that St. Thomas established in India. The church was substantially refurbished in the 17th century. Its one of the few churches which shows the traditional Kerala design. You reach this church from Thrissur on the way to Chavakad via Pavaratty (around 28km). Its only 3 km away from Guruvayur.

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St. Joseph’s Parish Shrine is one of the most famous churches in Thrissur dist. You can reach Pavaratty from Thrissur via Chitilappilly – Parappur – Poovathur (around 23 km from Thrissur). Pavaratty is around 5 km away from Guruvayur. Below are some of the photos or pictures of this beautiful church.

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