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Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours, Thrissur

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Our Lady of Dolours Basilica alias Puthenpally (Malayalam: പുത്തൻപള്ളി, meaning: New Church) is a minor basilica of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Thrissur City in Kerala, India. The tallest church in India and the third tallest in Asia, it is famous for its Gothic style architecture. Built in fine Indo-Gothic style with an area of , it has soaring belfries at the entrance, double-storeyed aisles all along the nave and transepts, and eleven altars, five on either side of the main one. It is the largest church in Kerala and its exuberant interior decorations include fine specimens of murals, icons and statues of saints, and scenes from the Scriptures. History The parish and original church building were established in 1814. It was Thrissur's first Christian church inside the fort gates (Saint Antony's Syro-Malabar Church, Ollur est. AD 1718, is the first Christian church in the Thrissur Municipal Corporation). It was a center for the St. Thomas Christians in the area (now
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