Gunadala Mary Matha Church, Vijayawada – Abode of the Lord

Church always remained one of my favorite places to visit and going to Gunadala Mary Matha Church of Vijayawada was an unforgettable experience for both of us. Since it was situated in the Krishna district it was not at all a long journey by car. My friend picked us up from the same meeting place like the last day. A church always happens to be a place of calm and divine bliss and it also delivers the same to its devotees. As such, a single candle offered to Lord Jesus and Mother Mary took me to heaven and a place of tranquility where the inner peace was a priority.

gunadala mary matha church, vijayawada

Gunadala Mary Matha Church, Vijayawada | Image Resource : aptdc.gov.in/vijayawada-2.html

A cross on the top of the hill, made up of iron was a rare distinction of the idol. It is known to be the most famous church for the Christian devotees of Andhra Pradesh. We say its house of museums which had the collection of holy and precious gifts and ancient antiquity offered and presented by the followers. Since it was Sunday the church was filled up with many devotees and we were fortunate to be one of them. February is the month of festival for the shrine and is celebrated with great devotion. After getting inside the church we were in our land of peace and bliss as it was an unrevealed experience for both of us. We could imagine ourselves in the era of Lord Jesus as His followers and so we were enchanted through our visit. The silence of the church took us more nearer to the Creator and its well being. The interior of the church was depicting an architectural reflection of the mid 19th century. It was a life time experience for me as though I had visited a lot of churches but having a same experience of serenity and inner peace.

We forgot everything for some time and it was simply so serene and sacred. I did not know how to offer prayers but after seeing the way of offering prayers of others, I managed to kneel down on my knees and folded my hands on the bench of the Gundala Mary Matha Church. It was something exceptional from our modes of offering prayers, but a true prayer is always accepted by the Creator, no matter whatever the medium consists of. Coming out of the church, we headed towards the Victoria Museum as our next destination.

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