Thursday, June 14, 2012

Uchhi Pillaiyar Temple, Tiruchirapalli

At Trichy, the Rock Fort is a a huge 83 meter rock which is approximately 3800 million years. Uchhi Pillaiyar Temple is located right on top of this peak. One can reach this Lord Ganesh shrine by climbing a series of steps approximately 350 steps.



This impressive 7th century temple during reign of Pallavas and completed during the period of Nayaks of Maduri. One can reach this shrine by climbing a series of steps approximately 350 steps carved out of the rock. Half way to the peak, we have to pass through another ancient temple Sri Thayumanavar Temple. Tough climb to the top is eased by the soothing cool breeze. Though the temple is small it is worth the visit.

43 comments:

George said...

This is a very impressive setting for the temple.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Very significant temple to visit on rockfort

Fun60 said...

That's quite a climb no doubt a deliberate part of the pilgrimage to worship at the shrine but it looks worth the effort.

HansHB said...

A lovely photo.
Have a nice day!

Abhinav said...

Good photo and informative description.

Jeevan said...

That’s stunning capture on the rock temple!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow !!! its really amazing...

ladyfi said...

Very impressive at the top of that hill.

helen said...

Wonderful image!

SM said...

beautiful temple

Al said...

What an amazing place, I'd love to climb those steps.

Lowell said...

It would have be very special to get me up those steps. How's about I watch you climb up there and take photos of you coming down? :-) Very interesting!

Sylvia K said...

Amazing and beautiful place, Rajesh, and such lovely, peaceful skies for a backdrop! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Gary said...

What an impressive site!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pic! :)

Robin said...

It looks so precarious perched up there. Love the stripey steps.

chubskulit said...

This is another excellent view of India!

Visiting from Skywatch, have a great weekend!

Photo Cache said...

a perfect day with blue skies to enjoy a visit in this historic spot.

My sky is here

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I might be able to make it up (maybe, on a good day ;>)).....What a beautiful temple.

Carver said...

Beautiful day to visit such an impressive place.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What an impressive place to build a temple!


Sky Through Fence

krishna said...

amazing!!!

sceneoftranquility said...

An amazing temple.

Annemor said...

Thank you for yat another glimpse of India.
Mormor Norway

Jim said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Zuzana said...

That is truly unusual, the temple seems so small, but I guess that is just an illusion.;)
Have a nice weekend,
xoxo

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a great place. How long must it have taken to build such a place?

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Alice said...

Wow that's a lot of steps to climb. I doubt I can climb. The design of the steps looked so unique and beautiful.

Annmarie Pipa said...

really fascinating!

Sridharan said...

Beautiful.. I still have not visitied this great landmark of Trichy..!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all, it is a nice place to visit.

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful place.

Annesphamily said...

Wow! Lovely pic!

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful temple on top of a rock.

SmilingSally said...

What a climb up so many stairs. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Rajesh.

Kim, USA said...

Wow a temple on top of a rock, awesome!

Kim,USA

Tito Eric said...

your picture says this is worth a visit. But what a climb.

Liza said...

It's amazing! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this historic place.

sushmitha said...

I love this temple :) Nice pictures and description :)

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

superrrrr

mysay.in said...

road to temple , road to serenity and bliss !
thanks for sharing the photograph dear Rajesh

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this hilltop temple.