Welcome to MOUNT MARY BASILICA, Bandra

A blessing for all Our Lady's devotees
For over a hundred years situated atop a hillock near Lands End Bandra, overlooking the Arabian Sea is Mount Mary's Basilica a beautiful edifice in stone that simply stands out in its grandeur, an abode of tranquility, peace, reassurance and hope!
Mount Mary's, affectionately beckons one and all. No invitations are required to spend time with our Blessed Mother. Once inside this beautiful church even a single glance at Mary with the child Jesus is a feast for the eye, both natural and that of faith.
Thanking God or simply paying homage with the simplest or rarest of gifts, Mount Mary's provides ample scope. For those who are in need of divine grace, to all of you who are troubled with the problems of daily life,come and worship at the Shrine of Mary. She is the Mother of all mankind. She will grant you solace, understanding and Hope. Mother Mary leaves no one unaided.
This website would help you understand the background of this basilica, to keep yourself updated on the timings for the availability of the various services and to become aware of the other special programmes taking place in and around the basilica. You may also use this website to explore the various spiritual questions that time and again come to your mind.

The Editor

For any specific assistance at the Shrine, you can either meet with the Rector - Fr. Vernon Aguiar, or the Vice-Rector - Fr. Sunder M. Albuquerque by appointment.



Views of the 'Sanctum Sanctorum' depicting the ceiling, the 'Papal Insignia-1954' (left of the altar)



This beautiful, wooden statue (in the picture above) was initially brought by the Jesuits from Portugal during the sixteenth century. It was then placed atop the main altar of a tiny oratory on a hill at Lands End in Bandora (Bandra). Over the centuries devotion to this statue grew tremendously as numerous favours were granted. As its popularity increased so did the number of devotees and pilgrims that visited this shrine from all over, often referring to it as... OUR LADY OF THE MOUNT



The seven steps 'Marble Altar'

Basilica of OUR LADY of THE MOUNT - The Twin Towers

A relic containing a drop of blood of St. Pope John Paul II presented by the Holy See to the Basilica, the pope had visited this basilica in 1986

This Last Supper - Embedded in the main altar is a marble plaque representing Our Lordís Supper surrounded by his chosen twelve Apostles.

Location

GETTING THERE - By air

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, is the closest airport, the Basilica is situated approximately 12 Kms. from the international airport and about 8 Kms. from the domestic airport. Pre-paid taxis are available at both airports.

GETTING THERE - By road

The Basilica is accessible by motorable roads, reaching there often depends upon the prevailing normal or chaotic traffic situations. Local public road transport (auto-rickshaws & taxis) to the shrine is easily available, however the public bus (BEST) route no. 211 from the Bandra Station turnarounds at Lands End. From there a fairly steep but short uphill climb (via Kane Rd.) to the Basilica is required.
Another bus route no. 214 from the Bandra station too has its turnaround point near the steps of the Mount via St. John the Baptist Rd. This bus stop is referred to as 'Mount Mary Steps', these steps allow one access from the eastern side but are used only as an exit route during the Bandra Fair in September.

GETTING THERE - By rail

The closest railway stop is the historical Bandra Station currently over a hundred years old, it has always been an instrumental link between devotees and Mount Mary's Basilica. It is approximately 2.5km away.

Notice: 3RD MARCH 2024

    1. The Way of the cross at 6:15 pm on the following days:
    • Tuesdays: Konkani
    • Wednesdays: Marathi
    • Fridays: English
    2. Every Sunday in Lent the Passo service and Mass in Marathi will be at 4:30 pm.
    3. PPC Meeting on Monday, 4th March at 7.00 pm

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Events

  • All
  • Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024
  • Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024
  • Holy Saturday 30 March 2024
  • Good Friday 29 March 2024
  • Holy Thursday 28 March 2024
  • Prayer for Peace 2022
  • Christmas Eve mass celebration - 2021
  • Memories of Christmas - 2020
  • The Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Roasry Relay

Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024

Annual Global Roasry Relay

Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024

Annual Global Roasry Relay

Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024

Annual Global Roasry Relay

Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024

Annual Global Roasry Relay

Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024

Annual Global Roasry Relay

Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024

Annual Global Roasry Relay

Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024

Annual Global Roasry Relay

Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024

Annual Global Roasry Relay

Annual Global Roasry Relay 7th June 2024

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre

Pranam Maria Exhibition Centre Inauguration 18 May 2024

Easter Vigil Mass

Holy Saturday 30 March 2024

The Faithful Attend

The Faithful Attend the Easter Vigil

The Faithful Attend

The Faithful Attend the Easter Vigil

Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount

Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount Decorations

Prepares to read the Gospel

Fr Sunder Albuquerque prepares to read the Gospel

The Paschal Candle

The Paschal Candle is lowered three times into the Easter water

Blessing of the Candles

Blessing of the Candles by Fr Vernon Augiar

Easter Vigil Choir

Holy Saturday 30 March 2024

The Decorated Santuary

The Decorated Santuary of Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount

Good Friday Service

Good Friday 29 March 2024

Veneration of the Cross

Good Friday 29 March 2024

Veneration of the Cross

Good Friday 29 March 2024

Good Friday Choir

Good Friday 29 March 2024

Holy Eucharist

Bringing the Holy Eucharist to the Altar from the Altar of Repose

Good Friday Choir

Good Friday 29 March 2024

End of Good Friday Service

End of Good Friday Service

The Mass

Holy Thursday 2024

Washing of the Feet

Holy Thursday 2024

Choir

Holy Thursday 2024

Serving of the Holy Eucharist

Holy Thursday 2024

The Eucharist

Placing the Eucharist in the Santuary

Eucharistic procession 2024

procession taking the Eucharist to the Altar of Repose

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Prayer for Peace 2022

Christmas Eve Mass - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass Celebration - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass Celebration - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass Celebration - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass Celebration - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass Celebration - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass - 2021

Christmas Eve Mass Celebration - 2021

Memories of Christmas 2020

Memories of Christmas 2020

Memories of Christmas 2020

Memories of Christmas 2020

Memories of Christmas 2020

Memories of Christmas 2020

Memories of Christmas 2020

Memories of Christmas 2020

Memories of Christmas 2020

Memories of Christmas 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020

THE CLERGY & RECTORS - After being made an independent Shrine

1943-50
Msgr. Dominic de Sa
1950-53
Msgr. Placidus Edward Fernandes
1953-59
Rev. Dr. Vivian Dyer
1959-88
Bishop Longinus Pereira
1988-1995
Fr. Joseph Praxedes Pereira
1995-2016
Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues
2016-2023
Bishop John Rodrigues
2023 (Current)
Fr Vernon Aguiar

Contact Us

We would like you to share your experiences and testimonies with us when Mary was there to aide and assist you, please use the attached form and submit it to us.
Space permitting we will publish your testimonial so that others too may benefit from your experience.
As far as possible we will try and answer your queries. Due to editorial constraints we may not be able to personally respond to you.

Address

Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount,Bandra (West), Mumbai 400 050, India
The Rector
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