The Velankanni church or the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, situated in the Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu, is one of the nation's greatest catholic journey focuses. The Velankanni celebration remembers the supernatural occurrences that happened around the site of the Basilica that go back to the sixteenth century. One recorded occurrence recounts how Mother Mary spared the lives of ship-destroyed Portuguese mariners.
Another notable supernatural occurrence is the point at which the Mother Mary showed up as youthful Mother requesting buttermilk for her tyke to an injured kid who was offering it. Subsequent to encouraging the tyke some buttermilk, she uncovered her True Self to the young man and cured his injured legs. Following this wonderful occasion, a covered sanctuary was worked by the general population. The Virgin Mary's wonderful recuperating powers have additionally earned the congregation the name of the 'Lourdes of the East'.