St. Philomena’s Cathedral

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    Location: Lourdes Nagar, Ashoka Rd, Lashkar Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka570001, India
    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

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    St. Philomena’s Cathedral is considered not only one of the oldest but also one of the largest churches in India which were built in 1936. The full name of this outstanding church is the Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Philomena. The church was built using a Neo-Gothic style. The place carries a significant role to the Christian people and especially for the Catholics.


    St. Philomena is one of the holiest places for Christian religious people. The church is very significant and symbolic to the Catholics. The whole ambiance of the church is so restful. Because of its significance, the church is enthralled by the huge number of prayers and people. Besides, the church’s outstanding architecture and angelic environment attract the people so much.


    Beautiful Inside View of St. Philomena's Catherdral, Mysore.

    From an inscription, Maharaja Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar built a church in 1843 where St. Philomena is now. Maharaja came by a relic of a saint of the East Indies. On 28 October 1933, the Maharaja stepped forward to work out the foundation of the church St. Philomena. The church carries a good impression of local culture. Moreover, a famous Bollywood Film Amar Akbar Anthony was captured inside St. Philomena.

    Inside/Outside Views

    St. Philomena Cathedral is a catholic church located in Mysore city in India.

    St. Philomena church is so fairy and angelic from both inside and outside. It was built in Neo-Gothic style. The church is modeled after Cologne Cathedral in Germany. A French artist Daly designed this church. The church has been made in the shape of a cross. There are two spires of the church and each of the spires is about 50m high. The congregation hall is the longer part. The main hall has stained glass windows where the Birth to Death of Jesus is picturized. There is also an underground cemetery. Moreover, approaching the church by road feels like towering overhead touching the sky.

    Opening Hours

    The church opens from 5.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

    Entry & Others Fees

    Free for all.

    Near Restaurants

    How to Reach

    By train: The closest station to St. Philomena Church is The Mysuru Junction station. The station is about a 28 min walk away.

    By Bus: The closest bus stop to St. Philomena Church is the St. Philomena Church bus stop. The bus stop is about a 2min walk away.

    By Air: Mysore Airport (MYQ) is the nearest to St. Philomena Church which is about 20 min (13km) away

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a bag Where you can carry all the essential things on Your own.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, the St. Philomena church is safe for everyone who comes to pray or visit. Lashkar Police Station.


    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: No, photography is not allowed in this church. But people can take pictures of the outside view.


    Qus: Are there any parking facilities in St. Philomena?

    Ans: Yes, there is an enormous amount of space near the church. Driving through the main gate, a parking lot will be seen.


    Qus:s there any cost for keeping shoes or luggage before entering the St. Philomena Church?

    Ans: No, there is no charge for keeping shoes or luggage before entering. There is a rule which is to take off shoes before entering. And this is mandatory.


    Qus: Who is St. Philomena?

    Ans: The remains of Saint Philomena were undiscovered before 1802. She was from Greek. She was a consecrated virgin and martyred. At an early age, Philomena decided to take a vow. The vow which was to remain of her immaculate virginity. She was anguished to become the bride of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. But she refused the Emperor. Emperor Diocletian tortured her in different ways that all came to end in miraculous ways of healing. Finally, at the age of 13, Philomena was beheaded. She was venerable and blessed, and miracles were performed by God for her. All this dignity drove her to become a saint. That’s how Philomena became Saint Philomena.

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