Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Delhi is located near Gol Dak Khana at the intersection of Ashoka Road and Baba Kharak Singh Marg. Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is popular as one of the most prestigious of Catholic Churches of the capital. History says that when the plan of building this church, was hatched, eight architects were summoned. However, the design was finally conceived by Henry Medd.
As this church was constructed, a panel of judges including Sir Edwin Lutyens and Father Luke, supervised the designs and architecture. You may remember that Father Luke belonged to the Franciscan First Order founded by St. Francis of Assisi and stood for the spirit of fraternity and simplicity. The land of 14 acres of lush greenery, on which the cathedral was formed, was procured in 1920.
The foundation of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Delhi was initiated by Rev Dr. E. Vanni, Archbishop of Agra in 1929 and just a year later, the construction commenced. You will be impressed by the sight of the main pristine-white altar of the church made of marble. Records say that Sir Anthony de Mello gave the altar and the Archbishop of Agra donated the bell, robes and other furnishings.
Two schools, Saint Columba’s and Convent of Jesus and Mary flank the two sies of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Delhi. Once you explore the elegant and tranquil ambience of the cathedral, you can also visit the nearby Attractions in Delhi.
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