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Ucchi Pillayar Temple - उच्ची पिल्लयार मंदिर

Key Highlights

◉ Ucchi Pillayar Temple is said to be over 1,000 years old.
◉ Ucchi Pillayar temple is one of the largest temples in Tamil Nadu.
◉ Uchi Pillayar Temple is said to be a place where miracles happen.

Ucchi Pillayar and also known as Rockfort Ganapathi Temple. It is located in the city of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tiruchirappalli.

Ucchi Pillayar Temple History and Architecture
The temple was built in the 12th century by the Chola dynasty. It is built in the Dravidian style of architecture, which is characterized by its tall, ornate towers. The temple has a large gopuram, or gateway, which is decorated with sculptures of Hindu Bhagwan’s. The temple also has a large courtyard, which is surrounded by a number of shrines. The main shrine in the temple is dedicated to Ucchi Pillayar. The shrine is located in the center of the courtyard. The shrine is decorated with a number of sculptures of Ganesh.

The Rockfort Temple Complexity has three shrines, two dedicated to Bhagwan Ganesh, the Manikka Vinayagar Temple at the foot and the Uchi Pillayar Temple Rockfort at the top of Tayumanavar Temple between them. The Thaimanavar Temple, the most significant of the three, houses the Amman (Devi) and the main deity.

According to legend, this rock is the place where Bhagwan Ganesh fled from King Vibhishana after the installation of the Ranganathaswamy deity at Srirangam.

Ucchi Pillayar Temple Darshan Timings
The temple is open to the public every day, devotees can take darshan from 6 AM to 8 PM . The temple is most crowded during the festival of Vinayaka Chaturthi, which is celebrated in the month of August. During this festival, people from all over south India come to the temple to worship Ganesh.

How to Reach Ucchi Pillayar Temple
The City Trichy is very well connected with other cities in roadways, railways and airways. So you can easily reach the place. The sanctuary is 273 feet high, and you have to climb 400 steps to reach the temple. The temple is also accessible by road, and there is a parking lot near the temple.

The temple is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful architecture and its religious significance. It is a place where people can come to pray for good luck and prosperity.


Open Close Timing
6 AM - 8 PM
Vinayak Chaturthi, Shivratri | Read Also: एकादशी

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उच्ची पिल्लयार मंदिर एक हिंदू मंदिर है जो भगवान गणेश को समर्पित है, जिसे उच्ची पिल्लयार के नाम से भी जाना जाता है और रॉकफोर्ट गणपति मंदिर के नाम से भी जाना जाता है। यह भारत के तमिलनाडु के तिरुचिरापल्ली शहर में स्थित है। यह मंदिर तिरुचिरापल्ली के सबसे लोकप्रिय पर्यटन स्थलों में से एक है।


Basic Services
Drinking Water, Prasad, CCTV Security, Shoe Store, Parking Lot
Chola Dynasty
Dedicated To
Bhagwan Ganesh
Dravidian Style
Free Entry


6 AM - 8 PM

How To Reach

Address 📧
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort N Andar St Tamil Nadu
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Coordinates 🌐
10.828°N, 78.697°E
Ucchi Pillayar Temple on Google Map

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