List of basilicas in India

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This is the complete list of Basilicas in India. Basilica is a title given to some Roman Catholic churches. By canon law no Catholic church can be honoured with the title of basilica unless by apostolic grant or from immemorial custom.[1] The title is bestowed upon large churches that are important as places of pilgrimage or for a specific devotion such as to a saint. Basilicas in this canonical sense are divided into major ("greater") and minor basilicas. Today only four, all in Rome, are classified as major basilicas: the major basilicas of St John Lateran, St Peter, St Paul outside the Walls, and St Mary Major. The other canonical basilicas, including all the basilicas in India are minor basilicas.

There are 23 basilicas in India, of which 18 are of the Latin rite, 4 are of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and 1 is of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. The state of Kerala has 9 basilicas, including all 4 non-Roman Catholic basilicas while Tamil Nadu has 5 basilicas and Karnataka has 2. All the remaining basilicas are the only ones in their respective states or union territories. India is the country with the most basilicas in Asia.

List of basilicas[edit]

Sr. No. City/Municipality State Basilica Date of Designation Rite Image
1 Goa Velha Goa Basilica of Bom Jesus 1946-01-11 Latin Goa Velha Basilica Bom Jesus.jpg
2 Mumbai Maharashtra Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra (Mount Mary Church) 1954-10-04 Latin Mount Mary Church, Bandra 2.jpg
3 Chennai Tamil Nadu San Thome Basilica 1956-03-16 Latin Santhome Basilica.jpg
4 Sardhana Uttar Pradesh Basilica of Our Lady of Graces 1961-12-13 Latin Sardhana, Basilica of Our Lady of Graces.JPG
5 Velankanni Tamil Nadu Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health 1962-11-03 Latin Vailankanni Basilica1.jpg
6 Bangalore Karnataka St Mary's Basilica, Shivajinagar 1973-09-02 Latin St. Mary's Basilica Bangalore.jpg
7 Kochi Kerala St Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam[2] 1974-03-20 Syro-Malabar St Mary's Syro Malabar Bascilica.jpg
8 Thoothukudi Tamil Nadu Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica 1982-07-30 Latin Our lady of snows basilica.JPG
9 Kochi Kerala Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica 1984-08-23 Latin Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Cochin.jpg
10 Bandel West Bengal Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary 1988-11-25 Latin Bandel Basilica, Hooghly (West-Bengal).jpg
11 Thrissur Kerala Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours[2] 1992-04-25 Syro-Malabar Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours.jpg
12 Thiruvaiyaru Tamil Nadu Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes, Poondi (Poondi Madha Basilica) 1999-08-03 Latin PoondiMathaBasilica.JPG
13 Ranchi Jharkhand Basilica of the Divine Motherhood of Our Lady, Raja Ulhatu 2004-11-30 Latin
14 Kochi Kerala Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam (National Shrine) 2004-12-01 Latin Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadom-Ernakulam.jpg
15 Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu Basilica of the Holy Redeemer 2006-10-12 Latin
16 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Pro-Cathedral of St Mary Queen of Peace[3][4] 2008-10-13 Syro-Malankara Queenofpeacebasilica.jpg
17 Secunderabad Telangana Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, Secunderabad 2008-11-07 Latin Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, Secunderabad.JPG
18 Angamaly Kerala St. George Basilica[2] 2009-06-24 Syro-Malabar St george Basilica church Angamaly.JPG
19 Alleppey Kerala St Andrew's Basilica, Arthunkal[5] 2010-07-09 Latin St. Andrew's Forane Church of Arthunkal.jpg
20 Pondicherry Puducherry Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 2011-06-24 Latin Puducherry Sacred Heart Cathedral 2.JPG
21 Pallippuram, Ernakulam Kerala Basilica of Our Lady of Snow, Pallippuram[6] 2012-08-27 Latin Manjumathachurch.jpg
22 Karkala Karnataka St. Lawrence Shrine[7] 2016-08-01 Latin St. Lawrence Shrine (Karkala).jpg
23 Champakulam Kerala Kalloorkadu St. Mary's Basilica Champakulam 2016-11-27 Syro-Malabar Champakulam Valia Palli River Pampa.jpg

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