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Ucchipillayar Temple

Location :

The Ucchi Pillayar Temple is situated atop the Rockfort, a massive rock formation in the heart of Trichy.

Historical Significance :

The temple has historical significance and is believed to belong to the Pallava period. It was renovated and expanded during the Chola and Nayak periods.

Lord Ganesha Idol :

The main deity of the temple is Lord Ganesha, known as Ucchi Pillayar. The idol is carved out of rock and is unique due to its colossal size.

Rockfort :

The temple is located on a massive rock that offers panoramic views of Trichy and the surrounding areas. Visitors have to climb a series of steps carved into the rock to reach the temple.

Shrines :

Apart from the main Ganesha shrine, there are other shrines dedicated to various deities within the temple complex.

Religious Significance :

The temple is a popular pilgrimage site and attracts devotees seeking the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

Architecture :

The architecture of the temple reflects a blend of Dravidian and Vijayanagara styles, with intricate carvings and sculptures.

Festivals :

The temple observes various Hindu festivals, with the Maha Shivaratri festival being one of the most significant.

Viewpoint :

The Rockfort also serves as a viewpoint, and visitors can enjoy stunning views of the city and the Cauvery River.

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Uchchipillayar Temple

Visitors to Trichy often travel to Ucchi Pillayar Temple for its historical significance, architectural beauty and its spiritual experience.

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