Christianity is a monotheistic religion. It is centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. Its followers are known as Christians. They believe that Jesus is the son of God and is also the Messiah who was prophesied in the Old Testament. Christians offer their prayer at churches. Church is a place of worship where a group of people congregate to perform acts of religious praise, honour, or devotion. It is a common architecture with the shape of a cross i.e., a long central rectangle, with side rectangles, and a rectangle in front for the altar space or sanctuary. Also, often it has a dome or other large vaulted space in the interior to represent or draw attention to the heavens. Commonly most of the churches include a circle to represent eternity, or an octagon or a star to represent the bringing light to the world.
There are a great number of churches in India. These are Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Latin Catholic Church, Syro Malankara Catholic Church, Church Of South India, Church Of North India, Mar Thoma Church, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Malankara , Syrian Orthodox (Jacobite) Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus Goa , Malayattoor Kerala, Santa Cruz basilica, Kochi Kerala , St. Francis Church Kochi, etc.
Amazingly, tourism sector has received a major boost in the past decade since the Indian government has realized the great potential to tourism of India. So, not only Christians come here for prayer but also a great flux of tourists from around the world visits the irresistibly attractive sites of churches in India.
Form and function of religious architecture of Churches in India has evolved over thousands of years for both changing beliefs and architectural style. These Churches in India describe practices of Christianity to act upon the teaching of Jesus.