Kandal Cross is a Roman Catholic Shrine, situated at Ooty, in the Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu. It is considered as the Jerusalem of the East. The Nilgiri Catholics consider the shrine as the ‘Calvary of Tamil Nadu’. As well known as a pilgrimage centre worldwide

Special Novena Prayers and Holly Masses are offered every Friday.

Special Novena Prayers and Holy Masses are offered every Friday.

Our priest

Fr. Amirtharaj


Rector, Parish Priest – Kurusadi Kandal Cross Shrine, Ooty 

M.Sc. Psychological Counselling 

Director – Anbu Counselling Center

The annual feast of Kandal Cross Shrine is celebrated every year on March 3rd. Special masses are conducted on this day. Many devotees from different parts of Tamil Nadu participate in the feast.

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Kasturibai Colony, Kandal, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643006, India

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Phone: +91 9488545444
Email: kandalcrossshrine@gmail.com