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Kanja Beda

Kanja Beda
Aulia, M.P., INDIA
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HISTORY

Kanja Beda is a grotto situated on a hillock at the outskirts of Aulia village. The construction work of Kanjabeda was started by Bro.Clement CMSF in 1902 and we have not yet received or found out the exact date of its erection. Here in this place, Franciscan Brothers were staying and serving the people around the villages. Once due to an outbreak of plague, many villagers suffered and died. The Brothers worked hard to alleviate the sufferings and struggles of the people without looking at the caste, creed or religion and prayed to Blessed Mother Mary at Kanja Beda. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Jez SVD further developed it. After scrutinizing the merit of the request of Aulia Parish Priest Fr. Sakhayiadas SAC and parishioners, Bishop A.A.S. Durairaj SVD declared Kanja Beda as a diocesan pilgrim centre. Feast is celebrated every year on 11th February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

11th February
Khandwa Diocese

Diocese of Khandwa