Bible Tower

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The Bible Tower is situated in Thrissur city of Kerala, India. It was inaugurated on January 7, 2007. The tower is the tallest church tower in India and Asia. It is also the tallest structure in whole of Kerala. The 260 feet tower stands tall elegantly behind two towers of 140 feet height. The building has been certified as earthquake-proof by officials of the Geology Department of India. The red cross on the top of the Bible Tower is lit to "show the presence of the Roman Catholic Church in Thrissur." It can be seen from anywhere in the Thrissur city. In the tower we can see child hood of Christ carved in wood, healing of Jesus depicted in stained glass, miracles of Jesus in brass, sufferings of Jesus Christ in oil paints, beautiful painting of apostles in terra cotta, mural paintings of the life history of St.Thomas, and glorious resurrection of Jesus depicted in canvas. His Excellency Most Reverend Dr Pedro Lopez Quintana dedicated the Bible tower for World Peace. A passenger lift is available up to 48.768 meters (160 feet), where a viewers' platform has been made to accommodate up to 250 people. The viewers have to climb the steps from there to the top of the tower, has facilities for viewing the city over an area of 18 kilometers. The foundation stone of the Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours was laid on December 21, 1929 by Mar Francis Vazhapilly, the late Archbishop of Thrissur. The church was blessed on November 24, 1940. When the church built, they also built two bell towers in the front of the church in 140 feet and envisaged another bell tower in the back of the church in 260 feet. The reconstruction of that bell tower started in 2002 when the Bishop of Thrissur Mar Andrews Thazhath was the rector of the Basilica. In 2004 when all the bishops of India were present in Thrissur for the CBCI General Assembly held in Thrissur, Cardinal Daud Moosa blessed that tower in the name "Bible Tower". 10 am to 6 pm (Tuesday to Friday) 10 am to 7.30 pm (Saturday and Sunday) Monday Holiday Lunch Break 1.00 to 2.00 pm

How to reach:

By Road: Through Thrissur town

By Rail: Thrissur; 2 kms Nearest

By Air: Kochi International Airport - 60 kms

 

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