St. Mary's Basilica is positioned in the Archdiocese of Bangalore in the Indian kingdom of Karnataka. It is most of the oldest church buildings in Bangalore and the first church in the kingdom that has been expanded to the popularity of a minor basilica. It is well-known for festivities held all through the St. Mary's Feast in the month of September every year, attracting devotees from the whole location of Bangalore. St. Mary's Basilica had a humble starting as a thatched hut inside the 17th century, constructed by way of Tamil Christian migrants from Gingee.
The Shrine turned into then referred to as 'Chapel of Kanikkai Madha' and became located of their village wherein rice become grown. The rice grown in the village had a awesome white color, and therefore the settlement got here to known as Bili Akki Palli or colloquially called ‘‘Blackpally’’. However, according to outstanding historian S K Aruni, Blackpally might have been named after John Blakiston, who designed the format of the Bangalore Cantonment.