About Gunadala Matha Shrine:
Gundala Matha Shrine, or Mary Matha Shrine, known popularly as St Mary’s Church, is constructed on a hilly region Gunadala in Krishna district near Vijayawada. An iron cross, erected atop the hill, stands as a rare distinction of the shrine.
Annual Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes attracts many devotees and is celebrated with much enthusiasm and devotion. Many believers throng to this place during Sundays and important occasions.
A museum inside the church is another attraction, with collection of valuable gifts from devotees and holy relics of ancient period.
The rush of devotees at Gunadala Matha shrine picked up from the early hours of the second day of the three-day ‘Gunadala Matha Festival’ on Feb 9,10,11. Pilgrims arriving from far off places by buses and trains began reaching the campus of Bishop Grassi High School from the early hours and the rush continued till late in the night.
The roads leading to Gunadala throbbed with much activity, while the shrine as well as the hillock witnessed huge crowds.
After getting their heads tonsured and breaking coconuts at the shrine, the devotees lined up to the grotto on the hillock to light candles.
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Activity:A place of worship and Ancient place
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
How to Reach There:
Airport: Vijayawada Airport
The nearest Airport Vijayawada Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Vijayawada Airport to Gunadala Matha Shrine is 15.1Kms
Railway Station: Vijayawada Junction railway station
The nearest Railway station Vijayawada Junction railway station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Vijayawada Junction railway station to Gunadala Matha Shrine is 5kms
Bus Stand: Vijayawada Bus Station
The nearest Bus stand Vijayawada bus station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Vijayawada bus station to Gunadala Matha Shrine is 5.4kms