The revered place where the miraculous statue of St. Anthony is housed
No body knows the exact time of founding this shrine. But an interesting information as to the existence of the shrine prevails. Long ago, when there was no transport facilities available, people were walking the destination to earn their daily bread. Such was the case, fisher-women were visiting the villages to sell the fish they brought. Barter system was still prevailing at that time. Accordingly they used to exchange fish for rice, paddy, vegetable and firewood and would return to their place by evening.
Once it so happened, the fisher women were taking rest in the house of an elderly person, late Francis D'Silva in Pakala after selling their merchandise. When they were ready to leave in the evening, they could not lift the baggage full of firewood; it was too heavy. They emptied their baggage and to their surprise, they found a wooden statue identified as of St. Anthony. They left the statue behind and made their way home.
The family of late Francis D'Silva was a God fearing one. The installed the wooden statue in their residence with due reverence. Since then, the devotion of St. Anthony was on the verge of popularity. From the time of late Francis D'Silva to the time of late Piad D'Silva, the devotion continued at their residence. By the time passed, the devotion spread amongst the non-Christians too, for they were getting the favours for their intensions. For all the favours received by Christians and non-Christians, proof speaks for itself.