This church is in honour of Our Lady of Health, the Madonna of Velankanni. Smaller in scale
than the original one at Velankanni (near Nagapattinam) the devoted believe in the miraculous
curative powers of the Madonna.
On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, at the Eliot's Beach,
Besant nagar stands this beautiful shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mother of God and our
Heavenly mother - The Annai Velankanni Shrine.