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Tiruchy District

Tiruchy was originally known as Tiruchirappalli. It is on the bank of the river Cauvery. Tiruchy is a one of the important place of heritage and tradition. Most famous Landmark is Srirangam and Rock fort. In the puranas Ramayana is closely related to the Tiruchy place. Then, in the historical day, Woraiyur was the capital city of Cholas.  So many Tourist spot and temples are in and round Tiruchy.

Srirangam Ranganathar Temple Vaikunta Ekadasi Schedule 2012 - 2013

Gunaseelam Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Purattasi Garudasevai Festival
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Gunaseelam Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Koil Purattasi Garudasevai

The Gunaseelam Vishnu Temple is a well known temple of Trichy dedicated to Lord Vishnu, situated on the banks of River Cauvery. The main feature of this temple is that mentally challenged people are taken to this temple and left here for 48 days to get them cured. The main deity of this temple is Lord Prasanna Venkatachalapathi. The purattasi Brahmosthavam is the important festival of this temple.  The Garudasevai Festival is performed on 08.10.2013 with Silver Garuda Vahanam. This festival is like Thirupathi Garudasevai.  More number of devotees are participated in this festival and get the blessing of Lord Venkatesa Perumal. 

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Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

The most important pilgrims center in the Tiruchy district is Srirangam. Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Koil is also called “Boologa Vaikuntam”. The Main entrance is the biggest tower.  It is also considered the first, foremost and the most important of the 108 Divyadesams. Except Mathurakavi Azwar, all the other eleven Azwars have done Mangalasasanamin Srirangam. Temple has 21 Gopuram and 7 Praharams (Holy Circuit).In this temple where Kambar is said to recited his Ramayana is called Kambar Mandampam.  This is the one of the Pancha Ranga Kshetrams

Thiruvanaikaval Sri Jambukeswarar Temple

This temple is near to Srirangam and 5 kms from Tiruchy. This is one of the Pancha Bootha Stalams. The lingam which is under the Jambu tree, is partially submerged by water and meant to represent the God as Water. The elephant and the Spider worship the God and got Moksham in this temple.   The elephant worshipped Siva with flowers and water brought in its trunk. The spider worshipped the God by spinning a web on top, to protect it from falling leaves. The main deity is Sri Jambunather and the consort is Akilandesawri.

Trichy Uchi Pillayar Temple

Temple is located at main guard gate. There are three temple in this Rock Fort. The Manikka Vinayakar temple is at the foot of the hill and Uchi Pillayar temple is at the top of the hill and Thayumanavar or Mathrubutheswarar is on the middle of the hill. The hill is about 275 feet height.  We can see the panoramic view of the Tiruchy town. The Teppakkulam (Float Festival Tank) is near to this temple. Vinayaga Chathurthi is a important festival of the temple. The biggest "Kozhukattai"  is prepared on that day for pooja.

Samayapuram Mariamman Temple

Samayapuram is 20 Kms from Tiruchy. The main deity is Mariamman. She is also called Samayapurathal. The goddess is very powerful and the over curing the illness. So, People pray to this goddess for relief when devotees are infected with chicken pox. The annual festivals are celebrated during Thai Poosam and Chittirai Festival. Devotees are also offer mavilakku to this goddess.

Puliyancholai Tourist Centre

Puliyancholai is a beautiful hill station on the foot hills of Kollimalai which is 75 kms from Tiruchy. Small streams and falls are there. The tourists come here throughout the year.  The water falls which is called Akaya Gangai is there.  We can see oldest Curved rocks, big rock and stones ,  forest animals and green trees. Pachamalai Hill Station. Prasanna Venkatasalapathi temple lies at the top of Perumalmalai that lies 960 feet above ground level in Pachamalai hills, 3 km from Thuraiyur

Mukkombu Upper Anaicut Dam

Mukkombu also called Upper Anaicut is a  Water dam which is 20 Kms from Tiruhcy. It was built on the River Cauvery.  It is the place where the River Kollidam branches off from the river Cauvery.  It is also a picnic spot. The Cauvery is very broad  in this area. So, here the Cauvery is called as “Akanda Cauvery”. The beautiful park is also here. The dam is about 685 meters long. In 1836, Major H.C. Cotton constructed an Anicut.  It is on the Tiruchi-Karur highway.

Ramakrishna Mutt Thirupparaithurai

Thirupparaithurai Ramakrishna Mut is near to Tiruchy. It is a service organization. It is on the banks of the river Cauvery at Thirupparaithurai Poor children are given free food, shelter and education.  

Golden Rock Ponmalai

The Ponmali Golden Rock is near Tiruchy The Poneswari Amman Temple is located on this rock.  The "Mechanical Workshop" of Indian Railway is also here.  

Tirupattur Brahmapureeswarar Temple

Tirupattur is about 25 kms from Trichy on the Chennai - Trichy highway. The main deity is Brahmapureeswarar and the consort is Gowri and the theertham is Brahma Theertham. The temple has a separate shrine for Lord Brahma in the left side of the temple. The idol is 6 feet height and sitting in  Padmasana on a Lotus. The abisheham is peformed with the turmeric powder and  the turmeric is also given as prasadam. The jeeva samadhi of Sage Vyakrapureeswara is situated in Kasi Viswanatha swamy temple attached to the Brahmapureeswarar temple about half a km away.  So, there are two temple in this area. The 12 lingams which Brahma worshipped are in right side of the temple.

Uthamar Koil Vishnu Temple

The Uthamar Koil is 10 kms from Tiruchy and 4 Kms from Srirangam. It is a unique temple.  Lord Vishnu with his consort Lakshmi,  Lord Siva with his consort Parvathi and Lord Brahma with his consort Saraswathi in the same temple. It is also a divyadesam. It is also a Guru parikara stalam.  Because all the seven Gurus Brahma Guru, Visnhu Guru, Siva Guru, Sakthi Guru, Gnana Guru, Deva Guru and Asura Gurur  are here. In this sthalam Lord Vishnu is Sri Purushothaman Perumal and Lord Siva is Bhikshandar. This is the only temple where Lord Brahma himself is present as Lord Guru facing South in a separate shrine with the vimanam and Urchava moorthy. This temple is called Uthamar Koil or Bitchandar Koil.

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