Churches of West Bengal
West Bengal houses a number of elegant churches. Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth, built in the year 1724, is the oldest church of Kolkata. The Church is surrounded by a number of graves. Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Tangra is another significant church of this state. This church also houses an Armenian graveyard. Bandel Church is an ancient church constructed in 1660. This church reminds of the Portuguese settlement in this state. St. Paul's Cathedral is another famous church situated in Kolkata. It is an Anglican cathedral. The church exhibits excellent architecture. Another important church of West Bengal is St Andrew's Church which is the Church of Scotland. It is also responsible for the security and management of Scottish Cemetery in Kolkata. St. John's Church is also an ancient church established by British East India Company, when Kolkata became the effective capital of British India.
Churches of Odisha
Chatholic Church, St Thomas Catholic Church, Munda Baptist Church, Sakhipada Church, Oriya Baptist Church, Church of Epiphany, Madhuban Church and Gel Church are some of the churches located in Odisha.
Churches of Bihar
Christianity is also prevalent in the state of Bihar. An ancient church of this state is St Mary's Church which was constructed in 1713. It was built by Roman Catholics when they entered Bihar. The church was however redesigned in the year 1772 by a Venetian architect, Tirreto. St Luke's Church is also enlisted among the oldest churches of Bihar. The construction of the church began in 1827 and was completed in 1830. The church is popular owing to its exquisite wooden carvings. Situated in Danapur military quarters of Patna, St Stephen's Church is another old church built in 1854 by the Italian priests. Wooden Baptismal font of this church is it’s most fascinating feature.
Churches in Jharkhand
The Immaculate Conception Church is located in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand. Established in 1902, the church was built by Archdiocese of Calcutta to honor the golden jubilee of the Immaculate Conception. Saint Paul's Cathedral is also situated in Ranchi. It is an old church, which was built in 1870. This gigantic church is a fine representation of gothic style of architecture.
Churches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Roman Catholic Church, Maranatha Gospel Church and Indian Pentecostal are some of the Churches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Churches of East India are exemplary of brilliant architecture and artistry. Some of the ancient churches showcase the various architectural styles prevalent in the history of India. In addition to Christians, people belonging to other religions also visit these churches, which stand as magnificent monuments of the country.
(Last Updated on : 23-11-2016)
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