The St. Philomena's Church in Mysore is one of the most seasoned houses of worship in India. It is more than 200 years of age. At first more than 250 years prior there was a little church in its place. At the point when the capital of Mysore state was move from Srirangapatnam to Mysore city in 1799, numerous British officers and fighters came and settled down in Mysore. The Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III understood the requirement for a Christian church for these individuals. So the Maharaja gave them a little plot of arrive on the Mysore-Bangalore Road and a little church came up there. As the city extended and the Christian populace of the city expanded there was a requirement for a bigger church.
The church is prestigious for its spectacular architecture in the Neo Gothic style. The floor plan of the basilica looks like a cross. The long piece of the cross is assembly corridor called the nave. The two arms of the cross are the transepts. The part containing the special raised area and the choir is the intersection. The church has a sepulcher that houses a statue of St. Philomena. It is viewed as Asia's second biggest church.