Jashpur Chhattisgarh has many natural and religious attractions, Kunkuri Church Cathedral (Mahagirja Ghar) being one of them.
This church is the second largest in Asia with a capacity of 8,000 to 10,000 people praying.
On Christmas Day, people from all over the country pray to the Lord Jesus and celebrate Christmas with great grandeur.
The Cathedral Church of Kunkuri is in the city of Kunkuri, 16 km from the center of the Jashpur district.
Every year more than 5 million people and tourists of all religions come to see the beauty of this church.
This church is in the shape of a semicircle.
Looking at this with a drone camera, it seems that the Lord Jesus is calling to Himself with open hands.
The number 7 has a special meaning in the Catholic community.
and the design of this church with that in mind.
The church has 07 roofs and 07 doors, and the doors are with the symbols of the sacraments (Baptism, Holy Communion, Confession, Holy Oil, Marriage, Priesthood, and Sickness).
This church is built with granite.
The church rests on a single pillar, a unique piece of architecture.
Many parts of this church are from different places
the roof of the church is from Rourkela in Orissa,
the sanskaras made in the windows from Jharkhand,
the bells in this church are from Kerala,
and the doves made on the cross which is holy It is believed to be the symbol of the soul and has been brought from the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
In this way, the Kunkuri Church has the cooperation of people from all walks of life.
History of Kunkuri Church
This church was designed by Bishop Stanislaus from the well-known Belgian architect Cardinal JM Carsey SJ.
The construction work of this church started in the year 1962 and was completed in the year 1979.
After the completion of the construction work, this was inaugurated in the year 1982.
It is said that it took 17 years to build this church and 2 years to lay the foundation.
This church plays an important role in the settlement of the city of Kunkuri.
After this church was built, Loyola School and Holy Cross Hospital appeared here.
and then people began to settle around it.
Previously, Kunkuri was a small village, but now it is a city.
How to Get to Kunkuri Church
Getting to Kunkuri Church is very easy. You can go by car or bus.
The nearest bus stop is Kunkuri Bus Station.
The nearest train stations are Ranchi Railway Station and Ambikapur Railway Station.
The nearest airport is Ranchi Airport. The airport receives regular flights from cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Patna, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kathmandu.
Places of interest around Kunkuri Church
When you come to Kunkuri Church, you must visit other tourist places in the Jashpur area.
It is the most beautiful waterfall located in Jashpur in a dense forest. Don’t miss the chance to see this nature when you go to Jashpur. The height of this waterfall is about 100 feet, and it is into three parts. From a distance, it seems that there are many waterfalls. It is the best place for locals to have a picnic. Locals often come here for a picnic. Among all tourist attractions in
Jashpur area is one of the most visited ones.
Locals believe that the divine Gakhira Guru pleased Shankar Ji by doing penance here.
The Rajpuri Waterfall is located near Bagichi, about 90 km from Jaspur. This waterfall attracts nature lovers. Along with that, this waterfall is one of the best places to have a picnic.