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St. Jude’s Shrine is a significant landmark of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. It is basically a Roman Catholic Latin Rite shrine commemorates St. Jude. Visiting the shrine may keep you away from the chaos of daily life, at least, for a while and at the same time may help you contemplate life. For spiritual seekers, it is no less than an opportunity to know God and strive for spiritual success.

History of Saint Jude's Shrine

Situated in the Civil Lines of Jhansi, there is an interesting story behind the construction of this church. Sometime ago in history, the glory of St.Jud Thaddaeus was not even known in India. It was Bishop F.X. Fenech who himself was a man of great learning and spiritual knowledge, once promised St. Jude that if he helped him in his religious work, the Bishop would build a shrine in Jhansi, UP honouring him. 

And soon, the church materialized. With this, the bishop also became the first person who also started praying in the church. And today, the Christian devotees come to pray here from far off places to offer prayers and seek guidance from the saint.

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In St.Jude’s honour, a yearly festival is also celebrated with great enthusiasm. Due to its popularity, people of other religions also attend the same.

Top Attractions in and Around St. Jude's Shrine

Jahangir Mahal. Visit Jahangir Mahal for its fine architecture and historical significance that will blow away your mind. The construction of this place dates back to 17th century A.D. It was built by Vir Singh Deo as a symbol reception of Mughal Emperor Jahangir.

Chaturbhuj Temple. The temple is situated in Jhansi and locals have immense faith in the deity which is Lord Vishnu. The name itself suggests the residing deity which is Lord Vishnu. Chatur means four and Bhuj means arms. So, the temple is made in the honour of the one who has four arms who is Lord Vishnu.

Ganesh Mandir Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple holds immense faith amongst people. Many people also commemorate their wedding ceremony here.

Shopping. After visiting the St.Jude’s Shrine, you can enjoy the street shopping around the streets of Jhansi. Also, you can go to several shopping complexes near Civil Lines, Jhansi.  

Best Time to Visit St. Jude's Shrine

You can visit here any day of the year. Though, Jhansi looks more pleasant in the winter season. So, if you are planning a trip, prefer visiting in the months of winter. The daily mass happens at 6.00 AM during summer season and at 6.30 AM during the winter season. Sunday masses are held at 6.30 AM, 8.00 AM and 6.00 PM.

How to Reach St. Jude's Shrine

By Air. Taking air service is a convenient option for tourists. The nearest airport is the Gwalior airport that is well-served to and fro nearby cities. After landing at the airport, you can take local modes of transports such as buses, autos or taxis.

By Rail. The nearest railway station is the Jhansi Railway Station to reach St. Jude’s Shrine. After reaching the railway station, now, your next step is taking local transport modes such as buses, taxis or autos.

By Road. You can also plan to travel here by the well-maintained road networks as well. For this, you can either travel by your vehicle or hire a cab or a bus.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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