Monday, November 20, 2017

Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort, Trichy

Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort, Trichy
Ucchi Pillayar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vinayaga located at Rock Fort Temple Complex in Trichy City in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. The Rockfort temple complex has three shrines, two of which are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, one at the foot and the Ucchi Pillayar Temple at the top, and the Thayumanavar Temple between them. The Thayumanavar temple, the largest of the three, houses a shrine for Amman (the Goddess) as well as the main deity. Mythologically this rock is the place where Lord Ganesh ran from King Vibishana, after establishing the Ranganathaswamy deity in Srirangam.

According to epigraphic evidence, the hill fort temple was built during the rule of Mahendra Pallava-Gunaparan in the 6th century. Uchi Pillaiyar Temple is located on the peak of the Rock Fort hill. The shrine is at a height of 273 ft. and you have to climb over 400 steps to reach the pinnacle. One has to cross Sri Thayumanavar temple, which is located half way to the peak. Though the climb is a bit difficult, the soothing cool breeze gears up our energy to climb without much strain. A panoramic view of the entire Thiruchi and Srirangam Temple from the Uchi Vinayakar temple is just amazing.

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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains from Morning 06.00 A.M to Evening 08.00 P.M.
Six worship services are offered each day here. This well-endowed temple celebrates the annual Brahmotsavam in Chithirai. Aadi Pooram and the float festival in Panguni are also of significance here. 15 days Chithirai (April-May) car festival; 12 days Teppa Thiruvizha in Panguni (March-April); Summer festival on the hills during Vaikasi (May-June); Navarathri in Purattasi September-October); Skanda Sashti in Aipasi (October-November) 13 day Vinayaka Chaturthi festival and Aadippooram 8 days festival in July August are the festivals very grandly celebrated in the temple. Also, Tamil and English New Year days, Deepavali, Pongal days are devotionally observed with special Pujas. The Skanda Sashti festival dedicated to Ganesha’s brother, Muruga or Karthikeya, in Aipasi (October-November), six days after Deepavali is grandly celebrated.
Any undertaking whether domestic, religious or professional, started after praying Lord Uchi Ganapathy is sure to go progressively, profitably and happily. Devotees perform abishek to Lord Vinayaka with milk and offer garlands made of a grass called Arugampul.
Ucchipillaiyaar Temple,
Trichy – 620 001
Phone: +91 431 270 4621 / 270 0971 / 271 0484
The temple is located at top of the Rockfort Temple Complex. Rockfort is located at about 5 Kms from Trichy Central Bus Stand, 1.5 Kms from Chatiram Bus Station, 5 Kms from Trichy Railway Station, 4 Kms from Woraiyur, 14 Kms from Thiruverumbur, 4 Kms from Srirangam, 7 Kms from Thiruvanaikoil, 6 Kms from Trichy and 10 Kms from Trichy International Airport. Lots of buses ply from both Central & Chathram bus stands of Trichy. One can get down at Main Guard Gate or Teppakulam to reach Rockfort.