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The Carmelite Archives at Rome contained certain pretty old document regarding Christianity on the west coast of India. In a document titled "De Missione Mahinensi in Malabaribus Commentarius" by Rev. Father Ignatius A.S Hippolytes O.C.D (dated 2 July 1757), the Shrine at Mahe came up in 1736 and earlier Italian priest Rev. Dominic of St. John of the Cross established the Mahe Mission in 1723 during the reign of King Bayanor, the Raja of Kadathanad near Vatakara. The shrine was a simple one with thatched roof and was to meet the demands of a growing Christian community in this part. In December 1736 Rev. Dominic held the dedication ceremony.
|St. Teresa’s Shrine, Mahé (Mahé Church), India en.wikipedia.org/|
|St. Teresa’s Shrine, Mahé (Mahé Church), India alicutdiocese.org|
|St. Teresa’s Shrine, Mahé (Mahé Church), India mahe.gov.in|
With respect to festivities, the ''feast of the Shrine'' is a popular one that starts in the second week (5th) to fourth week (22nd) of every October with 14th and 15th being the main days of the feast. This festival of Mahe is attended by devotees from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala regardless of religions and castes.