|The altar. Sacred heart Church,Chandranagar,W.Bengal.TripAdvisor|
|Eglise du Sacré Cœur, Chandranagar. Weekend Destinatio|
With the passage of time and due to negligence Chandranagar lost its pride and beauty and the old beautiful mansions and wide boulevards, became things of the past. In spite of its lost glory. Chandranagar, now a crowded town in between
Howrah – Burdwan on the main lines, still retains the French legacy and heritage as confirmed by the presence of innumerable French buildings in the famous street called the Strand, a nice stretch along the Hoogley river.
Any visitor to The Strand can not miss the two storied French place of worship called Sacred Heart Church (Eglise du Sacré Cœur) that is characteristic of twin towers, a statue of Christ and a marble plaque that mentions the date of inauguration of this church. It was done by Father Goethals on 27 January 1884. Just like other monuments, lack of proper maintenance is writ on the old structure. The interior of this old church is adorned with stained glass windows and walls showing colored reliefs of Jesus carrying the cross.
|Stained glass windows, Sacred Heart Church,Chandranagar. flickr.com|
|Sacred Heart Church, Chandranagar. livemint.com/ar|
the pioneering meteorologist Henry "Storm". The cemetery is said to have 150 tombs - the French who either lived here or worked for the French government were buried here centuries ago.