Mariam Bella

Mariam Bella
Deoli, M.P., INDIA


Mariam Bella is situated in the parish of Deoli. The shrine was started by Fr. William Knopp SVD. Initially, he was not well ac-cepted by the Korkus at Deoli as he had come from Sirpur. He used to go to the thick forest to pray and he made a wooden cross and spent hours in prayer and meditation at the site of this shrine on hillock. Slowly the people started accepting him as their priest. Later the parishioners built the shrine at the ‘balla’ which means hillock. Devotees celebrate the feast on 15th September every year starting with the procession from the substation of Deoli parish Dongalia village.

15th September
Khandwa Diocese

Diocese of Khandwa