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Two Marys and a Fair

DNMUM421965 | 9/9/2018 | Author : Ornella D’Souza | WC :1913

Ornella D’Souza unravels the myths, facts and faith that define Bandra’s annual Mount Mary fair

No, it was the kolis who the Mount Mary statue in their fishing net...,” blurts Bazaar Road’s bandwallah Joe Vessaoker, a 68-year-old thorough-bred Bandra boy, who hails from a family of musicians and vocalists that fuelled Mumbai’s glorious jazz era of the 60s and 70s.
Vessaoker refuses to believe what many Church historians and even information sharing sites like Wikipedia acknowledge: That the Our Lady of Navigators (OLN) statue, nestling in a nook to the right of the altar at Bandra’s St Andrews Church was the one found at sea. Not Our Lady of the Mount (OLM) at the Bandra Basilica.
Roman Catholics consider September 8 to be the Nativity (birthday) of Mother Mary, and the annual Bandra fair at the 1904 Go
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