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Kottar St.Xavier Church Festival – Vlog with English Subtitles I KKM I Travel with Ram & Sam


( Music ) ( Music ) ( Music ) ( Music ) Ram : A warm greetings to Kanyakumari Memes Viewers Sam : Greetings! Ram : Which Place we gonna explore today Sam? Sam : Kottar Ram : Kottar ! Whats so special in Kottar, Sam? Sam : In Kottar, Church Festival is the famous one. Hope you all had heard about St.Xaviers Cathedral Church? So that’s what we gonna explore today! This Church Festival is one of the famous festival.. …in Kanyakumari District People will worship here despite of the Caste & Religion. Kottar Church festival is the best example to show the religious harmony in Kanyakumari district Kottar Church festival is the best example to show the religious harmony in Kanyakumari district, Kottar Church festival is the best example to show the religious harmony in Kanyakumari district. So, that’s where we gonna explore today. Before we gonna explore, could you please tell few words about Kottar to our viewers, Ram? Ram : The place Kottar is a very famous locality/area in Kanyakumari District Ram : The place Kottar is a very famous locality/area in Kanyakumari District. It is an important market place for traders and also for people. To sell and buy products wholesale. To sell and buy products wholesale. To sell and buy products wholesale. Kottar (Nagercoil) Railway station is the main railway station in our district. Meenakshipuram bus stand other wise called as “Kulathu bus stand” is also located very near to Kottar. Meenakshipuram bus stand other wise called as “Kulathu bus stand” is also located very near to Kottar. Meenakshipuram bus stand other wise called as “Kulathu bus stand” is also located very near to Kottar. Sam : So, you can sense how much is kottar an important place. You can see the part of Church behind me, so we gonna go there now. You can see the part of Church behind me, so we gonna go there now. Shall we go Ram? Ram : Yes, Let’s Go ! ( Music ) Ram : On the way to Church, there is a lot of festival shops on both sides selling eatables ( Sugar Cane, Paani Poori, Local Snacks) and consumables. You can see thousands of worshippers waiting in queue in church to worship and to pay their offerings. You can see thousands of worshippers waiting in queue in church to worship and to pay their offerings. You can see thousands of worshippers waiting in queue in church to worship and to pay their offerings. You can see thousands of worshippers waiting in queue in church to worship and to pay their offerings. People believe that if they worship here (St.Xaviers Cathedral Church) their demands will be fulfilled People believe that if they worship here (St.Xaviers Cathedral Church) their demands will be fulfilled Sam : Likewise, there is a flag post outside the church… where people coming around and worshipping it by touching and kissing the statue where people coming around and worshipping it by touching and kissing the statue where people coming around and worshipping it by touching and kissing the statue Worshippers from Kerala and many parts of Tamilnadu is also visiting this church festival just because, Like Ram said, worshippers believe that if they worship here their demand will be fulfilled. Like Ram said, worshippers believe that if they worship here their demand will be fulfilled. Like Ram said, worshippers believe that if they worship here their demand will be fulfilled. On an average of more than 10000 people are visiting this festival every year Ram : Sam, Could you please explain the history of this church? Sam : I will just tell the basic history without going too deep. Sam : Okay, I will just tell the basic history without going too deep. Sam : I will just tell the basic history without going too deep.
( Smiles ) Francis Xavier ( St. Xavier ) is coming to Kottar from Goa to do missionary works. Travancore King is ruling over here at that time. Travancore King is ruling over here at that time. What’s happening was, Military headed by Madurai King is marching towards Travancore to capture it. What’s happening was, Military headed by Madurai King is marching towards Travancore to capture it. What’s happening was, Military headed by Madurai King is marching towards Travancore to capture it. As the Military in Travancore is weak, Maharaja was very much worried and St.Xavier was the one who motivate him. When the Madurai Troops approached, Francis Xavier chased away the troops by raising his Crucifix aloft and shouting at them. Francis Xavier chased away the troops by raising his Crucifix aloft and shouting at them. Francis Xavier chased away the troops by raising his Crucifix aloft and shouting at them. Francis Xavier chased away the troops by raising his Crucifix aloft and shouting at them. Francis Xavier chased away the troops by raising his Crucifix aloft and shouting at them. Very pleased with St.Xavier, the King showed special regards and gratitudes to him Very pleased with St.Xavier, the King showed special regards and gratitudes to him. So the King provided St.Xavier a piece of land to build the church. Basically, the Church was built small… As days goes by, it was built and renovated in a grant manner by different people. As days goes by, it was built and renovated in a grant manner by different people. As days goes by, it was built and renovated in a grant manner by different people. This is how the St.Xaviers Cathedral Church was formed. Ram : For this festival district administration announces local holiday on the tenth day (Final day) of the function. Sam : Yes ! Like Susheendrum Temple, Thuckalay Mosque festival they announces local holiday for this function as well. Police had made elaborate security arrangements. Police had made elaborate security arrangements. Police had made elaborate security arrangements. Police had made elaborate security arrangements. Police had made elaborate security arrangements. If you have not yet visited this church, you can visit the church and find out the unity among us. Ram : Yes, do visit the church
(Smiles) Every year this Festival starts by Nov 24 and ends at December 03 On the last three day ( 8,9,10) annual car festival will happen During the car festival, People will come out of their houses and worship. During the car festival, People will come out of their house and worship. During the car festival, People will come out of their house and worship. During the car festival, People will come out of their house and worship. During the car festival, People will come out of their house and worship. This is not a small function, as people from Kerala and Tamilnadu is celebrating it. This is not a small function, as people from Kerala and Tamilnadu is celebrating it. This is not a small function, as people from Kerala and Tamilnadu is celebrating it. This is not a small function, as people from Kerala and Tamilnadu is celebrating it. We promise you that we will cover other major festivals of our district. Whether its Sucheendrum Temple or Thuckalay Mosque, we will cover it for you viewers. Hope you all liked this Video As we have just kick started this “Travel with Ram & Sam” series, this church festival came along… …we did this as our first video In coming days, we will cover all the special places/Festivals around Kanyakumari. We give you that assurance! So, Subscribe to “Kanyakumari Memes” Youtube Channel We will meet you in the next video, bye! Ram : Byeee !

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