Padri-Ki-Haveli,Patna

Padri-Ki-Haveli, also known as St Mary's Church, it is the oldest church in;Bihar. When Roman Catholics arrived in Bihar, they built a small church in 1713 at a place now known as;Padri-ki-Haveli.
The current church was re-designed by a Venetian architect;Tirretoin 1772. He came from Kolkata to design this church. The foundation stone of this huge church has a dimension of 70 feet in length, 40 feet wide and 50 feet in height.
Nawab Mir Qasimdestroyed this church because of thequarrelwith the;British traderson 25 June 1763. Ancient records were destroyed and burnt consequently. Later,in 1857 during the Great Indian Rebellionagain this church suffered with many damages.
Today, the monument stands as an architectural wonder with intricate details which can be seen in few other churches of India.
Built in 1772, the Padri Ki Haveli in Patna is the oldest church in the state of Bihar. The Padri Ki Haveli has an interesting history behind its inception. When you visit this place you would be fascinated; by its impressing intricate designs and seeing the massive size of the structure. This place is a church, which is fifty feet tall and its beauty could be seen, from far off places. This church has significant history associated with it. It has witnessed a lot of battles,like the one between Nawab Mir Kasim and English traders and 1857 Sepoy mutiny .Because of these reasons this place was devastated and destroyed. The specialty of the place is cathedral bell which has inscriptions on it. People would be surprised, to hear that Mother Teresa had been trained as a nurse over here.
Padri Ki Haveli is popular for the existence of St Mary s Church in the vicinity. People, especially Christians, visit the site in large numbers to offer their prayers on a regular basis.
Padri-Ki-Haveli, also known as Mansion of Padre and St Mary s Church, is the oldest church in Bihar. When Roman Catholics were arrived in Bihar, they built a small church in 1713 at a place now known as Padri-ki-Haveli. It was built by Father Joseph. The current design for the church was provided by a Venetian architect Tirreto in 1772 who came from Kolkata. The foundation stone of this beautiful church has a dimension of 70 feet in length, 40 feet wide and 50 feet in height.
Nawab Mir Qasim wrecked havoc by destructing this church and burning ancient records after a tiff with the British traders on June 25, 1763. Again, in 1857, at the time of the Great Indian Rebellion, the church was severely damaged. Presently, the monument stands as an architectural wonder with intricate details that can be observed some other churches of India. The central attraction of this church is its huge cathedral bell. Also, Mother Teresa completed her training at this church.