"Chennai (Madras)" India Things to Do Tip by acemj

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Chennai is the capital of the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu and is one of India's largest cities. You'll find amazing some of the best silk saris here and some impressive temples. This photo was taken at Saint Thomas Mount. The church here (called San Thome Cathedral) was built in 1504. The remains of Saint Thomas (you know, the doubter from the Bible) were buried here until they were moved to the Vatican. It comes as a surprise to most people that Thomas was even in India let along that he would be honored here in such a way, but there are many Christians in South India.

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  • Written Dec 6, 2003
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