Temples in Trichy

Rock Fort

The Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort is a historic fort and temple complex built on an ancient rock. It is located in the city of Tiruchirapalli. It is constructed on a 273-foot high rock.There are two Hindu temples inside the Rockfort, the Uchchi Pillaiyar Koil and the Siva Temple. Geologically the 83 m high rock may date to over one billion years ago. Other local tourist attractions include the famous Pallava - era Ganesa temple and the Nayaka - era fort.
Timing : 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM
Telephone:+91-431- 270 4621


The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam (Tamil) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of Hindu deity, Vishnu located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. This temple is glorified in the Thiviya Pirabandham, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Alvar saints from the 6th to 9th centuries AD and is counted as the first and foremost among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu. It is one of the most illustrious Vaishnava temples in South India rich in legend and history.
Timing : 6.00 AM - 1.00 PM and 2.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Telephone:+91-0431 - 2432246


Samayapuram Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple in Samayapuram near Tiruchirappalli. The main deity, Samayapurathal or Mariamman is made of sand and clay like many of the traditional Mariamman deities, and hence unlike many other Hindu deities there are no abhishekams conducted to the main deity, but instead the "abishekam" is done to the small stone statue in front of it. It is believed by the devotees that the Goddess has enormous powers over curing illnesses and hence, it is a ritual to buy small metallic replicas, made with silver or steel, of various body parts that need to be cured, and these are deposited in the donation box.Devotees also offer mavilakku,a sweet dish made of jaggery, rice flour and ghee.
Timing : 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM
Telephone: 0431 - 2670460

Sri Jambukeswarar Temple

Thiruvanaikaval (also Thiruvanaikal, Jambekeswaram) is a famous Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli.The temple was built by Kocengannan (Kochenga Chola), one of the Early Cholas. Thiruvanaikal is one of the five major Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu representing the Mahabhuta or five great elements; this temple represents the element of water, or neer in Tamil. The sanctum of Jambukeswara has an underground water stream and in spite of pumping water out, it is always filled with water.It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where all of the four most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints) have sung glories of the deity in this temple.
Address: Sri Jambukeswarar - Akhilandeswari Temple, Tiruvanaikaval - 620 005.
Timing : 5.30 AM - 1.00 PM and 3.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Telephone: 0431 - 2230257

Sri Gneeli Vaneswarar Temple

Seven virgins-Saptha Kannikas - Brahmi, Maheswari, Gaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani and Chamundi came to this place before their wedding seeking the darshan of Mother Ambica. Mother appeared before them and said that they would be married with good matches and enjoy a happy life. Mother also granted the boon that they would be in the place in the form of plantain trees enjoying Her darshan. Accordingly, they stayed here. Lord Shiva too graced the place in His Linga form.
Address: Gneelivaneswarar Temple, Tiruppaigneeli, Trichy
Timing : 6.30 AM - 1.00 PM and 4.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Telephone: +91431 - 2560 813.

Uthamar Kovil

Uthamar Kovil (also known as Bhikshandar Kovil) in Uthamarkoil, a village in the outskirts of Tiruchirappalli is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th to 9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Purshottamar and his consort Lakshmi as Poornavalli.The temple is one of the few historical temples in India where the images of Hindu trinity, Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma are housed in the same premises.
Timing : 6.00 AM - 12.30 PM and 4.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Telephone: 0431- 2230257

Azhagia Manavalar Perumal

King Nanga Chola, then ruling this region, prayed to Perumal for child boon. Perumal sent Mother Mahalakshmi to be born the daughter of the king. While on hunting, the king found a female baby on a Lotus flower. The king was happy, took the child and named Her Kamalavalli-born in Lotus. When She attained the marriageable age, she saw Lord Ranganatha riding on a horse and determined to marry Him. Lord appeared in the dream of the king and expressed His desire to marry Kamalavalli. The king took his daughter to Srirangam where Kamalavalli joined the Lord. Later, the king built this temple for Kamalavalli Nachiar.
Address: Sri Kamalavalli Nachiar Temple, Woraiyur, Tiruchi - 620 003
Timing : 6.00 AM - 12.00 AM and 5.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Telephone: +91-431 - 2762 446, 94431 88716

Sri Pundarikakshan Temple

Thiruvellarai, a village in the outskirts of Tiruchirappalli is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Pundarikakshan and his consort Lakshmi as Pankajavalli. The temple has three inscriptions in its two rock-cut caves, two dating from the period of Nandivarman II (732-796 AD) and the other to that of Dantivarman (796-847). It also has Pallava sculptural depictions of Narasimha and Varaha, two of the ten avatars of Vishnu.A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines and six of its seven bodies of water.
Address: Sri Pundarikakshan (Thamarai Kannan) Temple, Tiruvellarai - 621 009
Timing : 7.00 AM - 1.15 PM and 3.30 PM - 8.00 PM
Telephone: +91- 431-256 2243, 93451 18817

Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple

Thiru Anbil, or Sundararaja Perumal Temple (also called Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple), in Anbil, a village in the outskirts of Tiruchirappalli is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th-9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Sundararajan and his consort Lakshmi as Sundaravalli.A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines and bodies of water. The rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, is east facing and has a 3-tier structure. The temple is located on the banks of river Kollidam.
Address: Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple, Tiru Anbil - 621 702.
Timing : 7.00 AM - 12.00 PM and 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM
Telephone: +91- 431 - 6590 672

Sri Adhimooleswarar Temple

Lord Shiva here is also called Adhimooleswarar. There is a grand Court Hall (Raja Sabha - court of the king) in the Arthamandapa Hall in the temple. Saivite saint |Gnanasambandar had mentioned the Lord in his hymns as Moolanatheswarar and the place as Kaarar Kondrai. Devotees believe that performing abishek to the Lord would bring them all prosperities. Other temples: Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara temple and Sri Ranganatha temple among the 108 Vaishnava temples are also near this temple. The Lord was named Pattrurainathar as he came out from the place where milk sprang up.
Address: Sri Adhimooleswarar Temple, Tirupattrurai, Trichy.
Timing : 7.00 AM - 12.00 PM and 4.00 PM - 7.00 PM
Telephone: +91- 431 - 246 0455

Sri Prasanna Venkatachalapathy Temple

This temple is a destination for those mentally ill. A devotee, Gunaseelar by name, after his darshan at Tirupathi, came here and begged the Lord to come and stay in his hermitage on the banks of Cauvery. The Lord obliged. The place came to be known as Gunaseelam after his name. As his Guru Thalpier called him to be with him, Gunaseela entrusted the puja duties and maintenance of the Lord to his disciple. Gunaseelam was a jungle then. Wild animals seiged the place. The disciple ran away from the place in fear. Perumal was covered by an ant-hill.
Address: Sri Prasanna Venkatachalapathy Temple, Gunaseelam - 621 204
Timing : 6.30 AM - 12.30 PM and 4.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Telephone:+91 4326- 275 210, 275 310, 94863 04251

Sri Kattazhagiasingar Temple

The place was a jungle in the olden days with elephant menace. Elephants cannot be killed according to scriptures as it would put people in a circle of sins. People were struggling for safety. They prayed to Narasimha building a temple for Him. The animals slowly left the place. Hence the Lord is named Kattazhagiasingar (handsome jungle God).
Address: Sri Kattazhagiasinar Temple, Srirangam, Tiruchi - 620 006
Timing : 6.15AM - 12.00 PM and 5.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Telephone:+91- 431- 243 2246

Sri Subramanyaswami Temple

According to a hearsay story, a Chola King came to this spot in search of water to quench his thirst after long hunting. He found a sugar cane with three branches and wanted to squeeze and drink the juice. When he broke it, blood sprang from the Sugarcane and after digging the ground, a Shiva Linga was found. The king built a temple on the spot.After protecting sage Arunagiri when he fell from the tower of the Tiruvannamalai temple, Lord Muruga gave the first line to enable him to sing His praise and directed him to come to Vayalur. Arunagiriar came to Vayalur, worshipped Poyya Ganapathy and had the darshan of Lord Muruga-Subramanya. Lord Muruga wrote the Pranava Mantra on the tongue of Arunagiriar with his weapon Vel. In the long volume of Tirupugazh, Vayalur has a special place of importance. It is due to the personal devotion and dedication of the great Muruga devotee Sri Kripanandavariar, who lived in the last century, Vayalur came to be known as a temple of great reputation among the Muruga temples in the state of Tamilnadu.
Address: Sri Subramanyaswami Temple, Vayalur , Trichy - 620 102
Timing : 6.00 AM - 1.00 PM and 3.30 PM - 9.00 PM
Telephone:+91 431 2607 344, 98949 84960

Sri Erumbeeswarar Temple

Erumbeeswarar Temple in Thiruverumbur, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva. Built on a 60-foot (18 m) tall hill, it is accessible via a flight of steps. The temple's main shrines and its two prakarams (outer courtyards) are on top of the hill, while a hall and the temple tank are located at the foothills. Shiva is believed to have transformed himself into an ant hill and tilted his head at this place to enable ants to climb up and worship him. Erumbeeswarar is revered in the canonical 7th-century Tamil Saiva work the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.The temple has been declared a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India and is locally referred as "Kailash of South India".
Address: Sri Erumbeeswarar Temple, Tiruverumbur, Trichy - 620 013.
Timing : 6.30 AM - 12.00 PM and 4.30 PM - 8.30 PM
Telephone:+91-431 - 6574 738, +91-98429 - 57568

Sri Mattrurai Varadeswarar Temple

Saint Sundarar used to get gold from Lord Shiva to feed and maintain Shiva devotees following him. After worshipping the Lord in Tiruvanaika, he came to this temple and sang in praise of the Lord seeking gold. Lord Shiva kept mum. Angry Sundarar sang another Pathigam (ten verses) in a loud voice questioning whether there is one called Lord Shiva. Sundarar got the gold. Yet he was doubtful about its purity and was closely looking at it. Two men came there and asked the saint why he was looking at the gold. Sundarar sought their help in the valuation. One of them confirmed the purity of the metal while the other approved it. Both disappeared instantly. Sundarar sang again saying that he did not mean to doubt the Lord. Lord appeared before him and said that He alone was the assessor and His companion was Lord Vishnu. Hence the Lord is named Mattru Urai Nather - God who confirmed the touch of gold - Mattru means the touch of the gold.
Address: Sri Mattrurai Nathar Temple, Tiruvasi - 621 216.
Timing : 7.00 AM - 12.00 PM and 4.30 PM - 7.30 PM
Telephone:+91-431 - 6574 972, +91-94436 - 92138