Can anyone forget the great humanity of Saint Mother Teresa? Obviously a big no, right!! We all know that she was the one who dedicated her life to poor and diseased people. Every corner of Kolkata and especially slum areas home myriads of stories of her kindness and charity. Today, the entire world recollects the memories of great saint Mother Teresa on her 21st death anniversary and this day is observed as International Day Of Charity. On this occasion, we EeYuva bring out a few places where Mother Theresa spent her days in Kolkata and laid to the final rest.
Mother Teresa's House
Although Kolkata is one of the busiest cities in India where one experiences the hectic lifestyle, this beautiful city also homes a peaceful locale where once Mother Teresa resided. The Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity is located at A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata and it had been home for Mother Teresa and other sisters from many years. It is the place which witnessed the greatness of Mother Teresa and now one can catch a glimpse of things which were used by Saint Teresa.
Mother Teresa’s Tomb
The great human and mother of all 'Mother Teresa' left the world on 5th September 1997 and she was laid to rest on 13 September beneath the ground floor of Mother's House. From then, it became a pilgrim site which witnesses tens of thousands of visitors from across the world. The serene environment at the Mother's tomb makes the visitors get relief from their problems and is the perfect place to do meditation. Visitors of Mother's House offer prayers at Mother's Tomb and keep their prayer petitions in the box which is placed on the Mother Teresa’s tomb. During Friday's special mass will be organised at Mother's tomb and one can also get blessed by a relic of Mother Teresa.
Mother Teresa’s Room
It is the place where Mother Teresa prayed the Jesus, worked, lived and even took her last breath on her bed. Now one can see a few things which were used by Mother Teresa. The small bed, wooden tables shows how simple her lifestyle was. It is said that, before the last breath, Mother Teresa looked intensely at a crown of thorn and cross which was hanging over the wall. Still, we can see them in the room.
Mother Teresa’s Exhibition
Adjacent to the Mother's tomb, one can pay a visit to a small exhibition which showcases the things and objects which were once used by Mother Teresa. This place was titled 'Mother Teresa's Life, Spirit and Message' and was opened in the year 2005. It exhibits the handwritten letters of Mother Teresa and her personal things like saree, crucifix, sandals and many more to the list.
Definitely, a visit to Mother House will let everyone to know the importance of life...
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