Tamil Nadu is known for its grand temples and architecture, classical dances and soulful Carnatic music. But also dotting the coasts of the state are cultural remnants of a little-known Christian pasts. In the tiny hamlets and fishing villages along the country’s southernmost coast are elaborate churches and communities that still practice a way of life—filled with unique traditions and local legends, from Mother Mary in a yellow saree to the stories of the cave-dwelling Saint Xavier—brought here as early as the A.D. 63.
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