Poondi Madha Shrine was raised to the level of Minor Basilica by The Holy Father Pope John Paul II on 3rd August 1999. Those who visit the Basilica on the following 6 days and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father, will receive plenary indulgences.

1. 3rd January (Consecration of the Basilica)
2. 6th Friday of Lent
3. 15th May ( Annual Festival )
4. 29th June ( Feast of Sts.Peter & Paul )
5. 3rd August ( The day of Elevation as Basilica )
6. 8th September ( The Birth of Mother Mary )