Infant Jesus Church is a Roman Catholic church in Bangalore. Established in 1971, in Vivek Nagar area of Bangalore, the church is dedicated to Infant Jesus. It is known as the Infant Jesus Shrine and was built to commemorate the historic Infant Jesus of Prague; since then numerous miracles have been attributed to the shrine leading to its increasing popularity. A new church building adjacent to the old building was added in 2005.
The foundation of the Infant Jesus Church was laid on 18 April 1969, by Rev. Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore. Thereafter, in May 1971, Rev. Fr. L. Peter after being appointed the first parish priest, brought the statue of Infant Jesus from Sacred Heart Church, Bangalore and started a tent church at the site. The congregation continued thus for the next eight years, and finally the church building was inaugurated on 29 June 1979, by Rev. Dr. D. S. Lourduswamy, who had then become Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in Rome.
Maitreya Bhoopalam | Feb 16, 2018
One of the most well known shrines in Bengaluru. People from all faiths visit here. Good parking and other facilities have been provided. Thursdays are especially popular and see a large number of devotees visiting.
RENE SAMUEL | Feb 4, 2018
One of famous church in Bangalore. The Feast of Infant Jesus is celebrated every year grandly. It is in direct control of Bishop. Though the chruch infrastructure is small. People gathering would be huge every week. The Environment around and inside the arena is so pleasant.
Celestine Valan | Feb 20, 2018
Who hasn't heard of this beautiful and famous church? Everyone in Bengaluru knows this church. Masses are held in many of the South Indian languages. The church provides a welcoming atmosphere to all. The miraculous power of Infant Jesus is felt. Om Thursdays, it can get extremely crowded and so parking is difficult on the narrow road. The church holds a really special place in Bengaluru city.
Sandhiya Malakondaiah | Feb 23, 2018
It's a good place for worship...It is a Miraculous church, wonders happen if you are faithful to infant Jesus he listen to all Your prayers...I'm a Hindu but still have faith and trust in infant Jesus I believe in him because whatever I had asked and prayed to Lord infant jesus it all happened for me no words Amen....
V N Prasad Prasad | Jan 10, 2018
A very good and old church where people of all faiths offer prayers. Many miracles have been reported by devotees who have visited and offered prayers. A very good and powerful place of solace. My experiences have been always very good and my prayers and petitions have been answered and problems have been solved. I always thank the divine Infant Jesus for solving my problems everytime in my times of need and difficulties.
Media Mart | Apr 4, 2018
One of the common churches in Bangalore. The place was crowded at the time of my visit and couldn't drive my car to the church since the road in front was one way. It would be good if you parking the car outside the church.
asha tomy | Mar 31, 2018
Famous for Infant Jesus shrine. Ample car parking area beneath the church. Mass in different languages - English, kannada, Malayalam,tamil.
Smartin Cherian | Apr 29, 2018
Peaceful place to pray. There is stall near by to buy religious articles. Also there is a museum.
Abraham Regis Raj Putti | Jun 19, 2018
One of the Very Famous catholic Shrines in Bangalore, you will be able to get multi lingual mass here, Thursdays are the special days here at the Infant Jesus Shrine, on the First Thursdays of the Month there will be Rosary, car procession and benediction in the evenings. You have a spiritual gift shop associated with the Shrine in this church which is run by the sisters. You will have multiple Tamil masses here on Sundays and Thursdays. On First Thursdays of the Month, if you are visiting anticipate huge crowd. A must visit place for Catholics in Bangalore.
Abishek Antony | Jun 10, 2018
Very nice holy place in Bangalore. I am from Tuticorin. Came with my family on 10.06.2018. Nice area.
shekhar gupta | Jun 1, 2018
Small and new unorthodox church. Popular for its healing powers, people across all faith flock here and seem to be satisfied after the visit coz Thanksgiving section in newspapers has many mentions of this church.
Victor Jose | Jun 11, 2018
This is one a very famous church, in the name of Child Jesus. I have heard a lot about the church, and the miracles happened there. Nice place to visit for a quite time with the Lord. There is a Museum and chappel beside the church in the same compound. Holy Mass is held in English and several south indian languages on Sundays and weekdays. You can check the website of the church for further details. The church is hardly one or two kilometers away from Forum mall, Madivala and you can reach there by Uber taxi or more conveniently Auto rikshaws.
Pritam Mondal | Jul 21, 2018
This church is located in the downtown Vivek nagar and has a narrow approach road - lined with shops selling flowers to hardware. If you enter the church premises, what greets you is the unusual construction of the church. It has lofty concrete columns supported by big steel beams. It has a massive woodcut 'draped' around the center. I would say this church has possibly one of the lowest echo and reverberation threshold values for a church. They have anti-echo panels lining the roof and well positioned roof mounted speaker pods. This church offers mass in 3 languages on most days - English, Tamil and Kannada. The small church before the newly constructed church still has the infant Jesus statue that attracted so many thousands of devotees over the years. If you can take a quiet moment in this shrine (on a day other than a Thursday), you can pray intently without the entire world trampling on you. On the narrow aisle straddling across the front yard, they have positioned 2 smaller statues of Infant Jesus - so that the faithful can touch and garland the statues. They have a basement below the church where you can park almost 200 cars.
Remijius Immanuel | Jul 7, 2018
Because this Shrine consists of Tamil holy masses and prayers... And this Shrine looks like large round shaped and hence I love this Shrine more..
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