The Artistic of Annai Velangkani Church Medan Sumatra
An ancient building in Medan which places of worship for the Catholic faithful, as well as tourist attractions is Mary Annai Velangkani Church . The Church is located in Kecamatan Tanjung Selamat Village, Tuntungan, Sakura III, near the beautiful Sakura Park Housing. Seen at a glance, this church building is not similar to that of the Church, thus similar to the existing Temple in India. Yes, it is worth it. Because it is the founder of this church was inspired by the temples in India.
The building was originally built by immigrants from South India Tamil, who embraced the Catholic religion. An ancient building in Medan which places of worship for the Catholic faithful, as well as tourist attractions is the Church Mary Annai Velangkani Graha. Annai Velangkanni Church is located in the Beautiful Sakura Park, JL. Sakura III No. 10, Tanjung Selamat – Medan, North Sumatra. This church was initiated by Pastor James Bharata’s son, SJ and was inaugurated by the Bishop, Msgr. Pius coal. This place was built starting from the year 2001 and completed construction in 2005. Built with the help of local Tourists, from India, Singapore and Malaysia is visitors of this place and the question of the Church’s construction costs are 60 percent of the Fund coming from within the country, 30 percent of the rest of Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, and others.
The Church’s Tower-shaped main building consisting of two floors. The first floor was made the Hall and the upper floor is used as a space of worship. The dome of the Church numbered three symbolizes the Godhead of the Trinity in the Catholic religion that is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The Tower consists of seven level symbolizing the seven levels of heaven.
The Church is equipped with a chapel to pray to Mary, the chapel in memory of Pope John Paul II, as well as a dormitory for Catholic believer who wants to stay near the Church. The Church is open to all the Catholic faithful, not only for the nation’s Tamil only.
On the walls of the Church, there are reliefs which tells the events of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The building consists of two floors, the first floor is the Hall, a place to worship, and in the second level, there is a statue of Annai Velangkanni and son, which imported directly from India. Uniquely, there is also a complex of graha to stay for a visitor to his home. There is also a place near the Church that provided for children’s play. Any park area is spacious and clean, so impressed comfortably. As you enter the Church, the quiet atmosphere ever directly felt, so that you can pray with wisdom.
Unlike other churches in big cities, the atmosphere in the church so different when pilgrims or visitors see the pillars of the Church, the story of the creation of the written in the church until the image of the last supper of Jesus with the disciples. The paintings the depiction of sacred and so awesome. This place is very visited very interesting especially for Catholic pilgrims who so admire the Virgin Mary, is perfect with a passion to foster Catholic faith of pilgrims. As an introduction to enter into the Church, visitors will be given pamphlets near the gates of the Church. In the pamphlet will be explained in more depth on the history of the Church of Mary was formed with the following interesting story in it.
Multicultural Annai Velangkanni Church, open to all people without boundaries
Multicultural Annai Velangkanni Church started can be seen through his many structures there are signs or symbols are diverse not only of the Toba Batak Karo but also which can be seen at the entrance of the Church the Velangkanni Annai. Entrance gate decorated miniature Batak Toba custom homes and Karo indicates there is no difference in the tribe, nation, language, and belief here but instead of creating a multicultural . On the right side of the gate there is a carving of a woman is dancing, and India on the left a man was the major tribes of China was giving greetings. Along the wall of the gate there is also a statue representing sukiran tribes in Indonesia.
Entrance gate to the building in the form of a miniature custom homes Karo. The fence was adorned with a relief of the people wearing the traditional clothes of various ethnicities in Indonesia. Describes that the place is open to anyone regardless of tribe and race.
Annai Velangkanni Church is open to anyone, even for travelers who just want to see the architect of the building and the interior of the Church. Any strategic location, so easy access transport. And more importantly no fee of any kind here. The tourists can also take photos in any part, including the place of prayer. No responsibility-responsibility, the funds were spent for the construction of the Church was reached four billion dollars, wooow …. eits, but funds are not from the Pastor James himself, these funds come from donations the Church and several countries, including Singapore and India.
The Artistic Interior of Annai Velangkanni Church
Temple Tower-shaped building consisting of two floors. The first floor was made the Hall (Hall of the Santa Anna), places of worship and the first floor balcony 14 window tells the stations of the cross. Then on the second floor, there is a statue of the standing Velangkanni Annai 2-metre-tall and her son are taken directly from India, there were 20 window which tells the events in the life of Jesus, Mary’s seven-storey cave equipped level of a tower with three dome which symbolised heaven God place Tri Tunggal enthroned. Meanwhile, the number seven symbolizes perfection and 7th Heaven. Two circular roads on the front (left and right) symbolize the Angel Gabriel who brought the good news that Mary to be the mother of God. The street was symbolized the way seek the Lord towards Emanual (live among humans) on the 2nd floor. This path also symbolizes Mary’s hands that embrace anyone who wants immortality in the name of his Son Jesus. Thus, around the road was planted with banana trees as a symbol of eternal life. The Church embraced by the trappings of the Rosary.
The Interior of the Church is full of reliefs, paintings, and ornaments. There are three paintings in the dome over the altar shaped kalpataru tree that describes the coming of Jesus for the second time and the last judgment. On the walls of the left and right quotes the word of God which arise the soul written in 4 languages, namely: United Kingdom, Indonesia, India and Mandarin. In addition, on the left there is the chapel of the graha, Annai Velangkanni place to pray daily and there is a garden in front of the mini to commemorate Pope John Paul II. Plus a garden for kids and the complex could accommodate graha visitors from afar stay for free. An inn named The Betheni, home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus in Palestine where Jesus often stay in proclaiming the Kingdom of God
The building consists of 7 levels to the top, where the two levels of ketas form towers, and the top is God the father, and left-right is God the son and God the Holy Spirit. As I say every picture has a religious meaning. Moreover, night, building Graha is very beautiful, magnificent and have a very high artistic art soars into space in the midst of a residential community. This is not just any ornament as each ornament had a meaning of its own so that the overall building is filled with symbols that are full of meaning, and is intended as part of the process of a pilgrimage.
This pilgrimage Place universally open to everyone who believes in the Virgin Mary, no matter the differences of religion, tribes, Nations, and cultures. All could make a pilgrimage or simply capture the beauty of the architecture. Favorite places that became the main goal of the pilgrims is actually Annai Velangkanni Chapel to the left of the Church. Annai Velangkanni Mother sculpture also made a typical, ranging from wearing a sari and a Flower necklace, typical of India.
Not up there, a miracle happened a few days after the Church was founded. Right at the bottom of the soles of the feet of the Virgin Mary appeared. This water is believed by local people can cure disease. You’re curious with this spring? If you’re walking around in the city of Medan, stop to see this miracle.
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