Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry is a 2-minute walk from the railway station. it’s the only Basilica in Pondicherry or Puducherry and one of the 21 Basilicas all over the India.In recent years it has become one of the famous pilgrimage spots for Christians.
Inside, the church reminds one of the cathedrals of Europe built in the Gothic style. The altar is high and the two side alcoves that shape the church in the layout of a cross are all reminiscent of this architectural style. This is a very big church which can accommodate close to 150 people at a time.
The Statue of Jesus in very high position with candles on both the sides, getting colourful light through the fenestration. On the right and front side the idol of Jesus lying on bed and His another statue in was crucified figure is just above.
The Timings of Masses in Monday to Saturday is 5:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM and on Sunday the English Mass held at 5:30 AM, 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM and the Tamil Mass held at 6:15 PM