Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Malaikkottai (Rockfort), Tiruchirappalli


The Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort is a historic fort and temple complex built on an ancient rock. It is located in the city of Tiruchirapalli, which is in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is constructed on a 273-foot high rock.There are two Hindu temples inside the Rockfort, The Uchchi Pillaiyar Koil and The Siva Temple. Geologically the 83 m high rock may date to over one billion years ago. Other local tourist attractions include the famous Pallava-era Ganesa temple and the Nayaka-era fort. The fort complex has witnessed fierce battles between Madurai Nayakas and Bijapur, Carnatic and Maratha forces. The fort played an important part during the Carnatic wars, helping lay the foundations of the British Empire in India.Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple. The Thayumanar Temple is a temple situated in the Rockfort complex in the city of Tiruchirappalli, India. The temple is situated close to the base of the Rockfort and was constructed by the Pallava king Mahendravarman I in the 6th century AD. Shiva is worshiped as Thayumanavar, and is represented by the lingam and his consort Parvati is depicted as Mattuvar Kuzhalammai. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.

Ucchi Pillayar koil,is a 7th-century Hindu temple, one dedicated to Lord Ganesh located a top of Rockfort, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India. Mythologically this rock is the place where Lord Ganesh ran from King Vibishana, after establishing the Ranganathaswamy deity in Srirangam.

Pooja Timing

Pooja Timings
Usakkalam 06.00 A.M
Kalalasandhi 08.00 A.m
Ucchikalam 01.00 A.m
Sayaraksa 06:00 P.m
Fifth Kalam 06:00 P.M
Ardhajamam 07:00 P.M

Temple Opening Time

Uchchippillaiyaar Temple 06.00 A.M To 08.00 P.M

Thayumana Swamy Temple 06.00 A.M To 12.00 P.M
04.00 P.M To 08.00 P.M

Manikka Vinayagar Temple 05.30 A.M To 12.00 P.M
04.00 P.M To 09.00 P.M


for other details visit temple official website www.trichyrockfort.tnhrce.in

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