CULVEM

Sacred Heart Church at Culvem

The memorial cross just outside the Sacred Heart Church located at Culvem is in all probability the first through East Indian Cross. As this cross is a memorial cross to "Commemorate the Royal Jubilee of the Queen Empress Victoria". It was at this time the local Christians (Roman Catholics) of Bombay, Salsette and Thana ridded themselves of their castes to unite themselves as one community . . .

"The East Indians"

Though there are many wayside crosses which predate the East Indian Community and are rightly called East Indian Crosses, the above Cross is perhaps the first one to be erected at the same time the East Indian Community got its name.

 

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