In the name of the God Devotees gather in large numbers in fornt of St. Mary's Basilica on the first day of the nine-day St. Mary's Feast on Monday. Mother Mary's birthday falls on September 8. Fireworks illuminate the sky. A sea of humanity convergers near the Shivajinagar bus stand.
St. Mary's Basilica is a Basilica (built in the year 1685) located the Archdiocese of Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the oldest church in Bangalore and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It is famous for the festivities held during the St. Mary's Feast in the month of September each year, an event that attracts a number of devotees from in and around Bangalore.