It was December ‘08. And on a trial to make a boring Sunday lively, I asked my aunt about the possible nearby locations. She told me of this church where some scenes of the almost legendary movie Amar Akbar Antony was shot. I said fine. So, we started in a cab and dropped near the church.
As said earlier it was December and the church was in full swing to get ready for Christmas celebrations. This is a church and school attached together. Begun at 1928 and was shifted to this building at 1942.
The entrance of the church itself impressed me a lot. It was tall structure with painted glass of St. Don Bosco (aka John Bosco – 1815 to 1888) surrounded by kids and being blessed by Baby Jesus and Mother Mary.
As I went inside, was this centrally placed, larger than life sized doll of Baby Jesus on the floor.
Atop was the altar of Mother Mary holding Baby Jesus. The central table had Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper encraved on it. Above the altar near the roof, were these amazing stained glass art.
The crib was beautifully setup with half-life-size dolls. The whole decoration was so pleasing and elegant. Not to forget the efforts taken by the school kids to imitate fire with little fans set up with orange lights and butter paper sheets.
TO REACH THERE
In Mumbai aka Bombay, India
By Roadways: 14 km via SV Rd
By Railways: Harnour Line – King’s Circle Station
From CST/ VT
By Roadways: 11 km via Sandhurst, Sewri
By Railways: Harbour Line – Wadala Station
Central Line – Matunga Station
Dedicated to my aunt, Kalyani