This magnificent church was built on the banks of Hemavathi River near Hassan, during the 1860s by the French Missionaries. Years later in 1960s the government constructed the Gorur dam on this river. The dam was built for reserving water
Every monsoon the entire church is submerged in water. This magnetic architecture reappears when the water settles.
It is miraculous that this antiquated church has been facing the fury of monsoons for several years now and yet has survived and retained its glory. It continues to hypnotise people with its beauty and continues to attract innumerable explorers.