On the southern part of Chennai, soaring above 300 feet from sea level stands a natural, historical and religious foundation known as the St. Thomas Mount. The way up is steep and winding but the road is embraced by the greenery of trees and shrubs on the roadside. On the way up to the summit, visitors will come across four remarkable curves surmounted with a cross. Also along the way, you will see the fourteen Stations of the Cross. A hundred and sixty steps will then take you to the top of the hill as this path is laden with granite making the climb easier and smooth. Once you reach the top, surrounded by a great view of the greenery surrounding the mount, sits the shrine of the “Our Lady of Expectations”.
The mount, also known as Periyamalai, meaning “Big Mount” in Tamil, is said to be the final resting place of St. Thomas, the [Read more…]