Discover the Beautiful Churches in Diu !

By September 30, 2016Journey

Diu : the Union Territry of India was under the Portuegese Colonial Rule was quite long period of time. The Indian Navy took control over it much much later only in the 1970. Being Under the Colonial Control, the Whole Island is painted with the Colors of Catholic and Hindu Amalgamation.

Diu : the Union Territry of India was under the Portuegese Colonial Rule was quite long period of time. The Indian Navy took control over it much much later only in the 1970. Being Under the Colonial Control, the Whole Island is painted with the Colors of Catholic and Hindu Amalgamation.

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So you end up exploring Catholic Churches within the Same vicinity of a Hindu temple. In other words you can say that The Portuege Influence over Diu is quite Strong and Evident.

Splendid !

Splendid !

Gr8 part being that You find some Amazingly Beautiful Churches scattered across the Island. There are quite a many : I went to the St.Paul’s Church which is quite famous as : The Diu Church ! ย White architecture here certainly adds an Unique Charm & also gives it a Distinctive Touch which you might relate to the Churches found in Goa ๐Ÿ™‚

Splendid !!

Splendid !!

Lets Get the Sneek peek inside the Church.Phoyography is not allowed inside the Church why I do not have any Clue but it is one of the Most Fascinating Churches I have seen in terms of the Detailing !! Benches on the sides and The Lord in between blessing the Place !

Black +White = Amazing Always !

Black +White = Amazing Always !

The Beautiful Intricate Carvings on Woods depicting the Life Stories of Jesus Christ is the Highlight here. I have not visited those many Churches but by far is the Stealer*

Jesus with Mother Mary in the Center of Mukha-Mandapa !

Jesus with Mother Mary in the Center of Mukha-Mandapa i.e Center of the Church.

On either side there are beautiful podiums of Mother-Mary and Jesus Christ

Details depict a Story !

Details depict a Story ! This was on the Right Side !

This was at the Left End !

This was at the Left End !

Mother Mary and a Hanging Crown !

Mother Mary and a Hanging Crown !

The Corners, the benches , the edges everything is just So Stunning yet Simple. There was a Masterpiece Porch on Right Wall of the Wall overlooking the Entire Hall and looked like this

Is it Awesome

Isn’t it Awesome !

Simply Stunning !

A Closer look at the Details : Simply Stunning..

There are Many other churches in Diu which are scattered in and around however for me this Church helps me to sum- up and Feel the Core of Portuguese Art, Craft and Culture so I do close down my Church Trails for Diu from here.

P.S : Photography is not allowed in the Interior of the Church but I did manage after permission.

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  • Beautiful Church!!! The white architecture really adds unique charm to Diu Church

    • Pooja Bhatt says:

      Indeed Sir, DIU is highly influenced by the Portuguese Culture so you find these beautiful White Churches, Cobbled lanes, Forts fortress all add to the dazzles! You should plan a trip there sir, they have their Annual Festival as well coming up this December onwards : Christmas it is all Dolled up !

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