Ucchi Pillayar Rockfort Temple

Saivam

 

Overview

Ucchi Pillayar koil,one dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Located a top of Rockfort, Trichy, is a 7th-century Hindu temple, Mythologically this rock is the place where Lord Ganesh ran from King Vibishana, after establishing the Ranganathaswamy deity in Srirangam. It is famous for its rock in the very heart of the town. The rock rises to a hight of 273 feet to be climbed by a flight of 417 steps.It is easily visible from any part of the town and from any direction. The panormic view of the town from the Temple, especially at nights is most pleasing to the mind and the heart. There is an intersting story about the frolic of this God. There are Two Vinayaka Temples at the foot and the top of the rock respectively and a Temple for Siva in between. Loard Siva is known as Thayum Anavar. It means the God who turned Mother. The Goddess is called Mattuvar Kuzhali Ammani which means the Long Haired Goddess wearing a garland of flowers imbued with honey.
 
The temple is opened from 6.00 a.m. to 08.00 P.m.
 
Trichy - 2 kms from Trichy Railway station to Uchipillayar Temple.
 
By Air
Trichy has an airport, 7-km away from the city and is connected by regular flights with Chennai, Madurai, and Bangalore.
 
By Train
Trichy is an important junction on the Southern Railway. It connects Chennai, Thanjavur, Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirupati and Rameswaram on the metre gauge, and Bangalore, Coimbatore, Cochin and Mangalore on the broad gauge.
 
By Road:
Trichy is connected by road to Chennai (320-km), Madurai (124-km) and to all major towns in South India by regular bus services.
 
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Tiruchirappalli
Location
Tiruchirappalli
Address
Sri Uchipillayar Temple, Big Bazaar St, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, Pin-620 001.
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Ayikudi
Nearest Railway Station
Tiruchchirapalli Fort (TP)
Nearest Airport
Tiruchirapally Civil Airport Airport
IN
latitude : 10.765399930 longitude :78.709701540
Corporation : Tiruchirappally
GPS Code : VOTR
Open Year
7th century
Height
83m
Dedicated To
Mahendra Varman

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