Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Annually on the 8th of September
  • Surrounded today by a predominantly Muslim neighborhood, the shrine buzzes with activity, especially in the early morning and the evening.

Our Lady of Good Health in Bangalore, India, is home to a celebrated feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast draws hundreds of thousands of people. On the feast day people with lighted candles and flowers come to pray to and thank Mary. In the evening, a chariot carrying the 6-foot statue of Mary, draped in a wonderful silk saree, with spectacular illuminations and decorations, is carried on the streets.