Attraction Taman Sakura Indah, Jl. Sakura III No.10 Tanjung Selamat, Medan, Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015
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Temple & Monument
Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni is special ?
Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni is a nascent SHRINE, dedicated to Our Lady of Good Health, popularly known as Annai Velangkanni.
With its unique Indo-Mogul architectural beauty of a magnificent structure, full of colours and of religious symbols, the Shrine beckons all passers-by to come and feast their eyes.
It serves as a Centre of Pilgrimage for the archdiocese of Medan. It has been attracting Marian devotees from all parts of Indonesia and Malaysia ever since its inauguration on 1 October 2005 with its numerous miracles by which Mary Annai Velangkanni is dispensing God’s blessings to those who come to her with faith and confidence. “To see is to believe.” Hence, come and celebrate Life along with Our Blessed Mother Mary.
What to explore at Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni?
On the ground floor of this church building is a community hall which is for activities held in this church. The prayer hall is located on the 2nd storey level and to reach it, you just have to walk the gentle spiral slope. Before you enter the prayer hall, all visitors have to take off their shoes. There are 2 large statues on the balcony itself – the statue of St Paul, the Apostle of nations and St. Francis Xavier, the Apostle of Asia welcoming visitors into the prayer hall. The prayer hall is well decorated with paintings, art and shrine and very peaceful too. I saw many young students sitting on the bench at the time. In front you can see the Lord with the words – ” Come to me, all who labour and are heavily burdened, I will give you rest.” Very meaningful words and very peaceful environment; and so I did sat down and rest; together with the many young students sitting on the bench.
How to get to Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni?
Train and bus services are available up to Medan city from the airport but Taxi service is available up to our shrine. Since the shrine are is not very familiar to many taxi drivers.
You must tell him to take you to TAMAN SAKURA INDAH either via ASRAMA HAJI and Pajak Simpang Melati towards PINANG BARIS or via ASAM KUMBANG towards ASRAMA KAVELERI to Jl. Sakura III before PAJAK SIMPANG MELATI Tanjung Selamat.
- Quiet place, beautiful view
- It's a beautiful place to go and pray
- One of the best temple in Medan
- Wonderful ornate garden and temple
- Very Unique Church
Taman Sakura Indah, Jl. Sakura III No.10 Tanjung Selamat, Medan, Indonesia
Tips for you
The Catholic Church was located at Medan Sunggal area, easy access. Parking lot was wide enough to fit many vehicles.It had a Mogul architecture, very unique and beautiful, in the midst of Medan Malay culture. The Church building and area were full of Biblical symbols. There were seven colors dominating the outer building: black, grey, white, red, green, blue and golden yellow. Each color had deep meaning: Black for Sin/Darkness, Grey for Repentance, White for Holiness, Red for Self-Sacrifice, Green for Life, Blue for Heaven and Golden Yellow for Divine Glory. Or, "Sinful man, through Repentance, through Self-Sacrifice, can have his true Life, to become Holy like God, to enter Heaven and eternal Glory."Once entering the entrance gate, on the asphalt surface, we could see a human figure in black, prostrating and outstretching his arms, symbolizing humility and repentance. Then, in front of the Church building, there was a fountain, symbolizing Jacob's Well. The church's exterior and interior was full of reliefs, paintings and ornaments. Stories from Bible, Saints, Angels, Apostles, and of course, The Christ. Very beautiful and deep. There was also natural spring inside the Maria chapel, at the bottom of statue. The spring's water was to have a healing quality.This is a place for pilgrimage, journey for the Soul ...
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