Trichy Tour

Trichy Tourist spots are given below they are.

Oomaiyan Kottai

This is here captured rebels were imprisoned by the British. It was built in the year 1687 by King Sethupathi of Ramanathupuram. The Siva temple has some inscriptions of music. There are two shrines in the Vishnu temple, and one here the Lord is represented in a reclining posture is particularly remarkable as it is the largest of its kind in the country. On the walls behind the idol arc beautiful carvings depicting Vishnu and the serpent Adisesha chasing away rakshasas (demons) by spewing fire and poison.

Erakudi - Sirunavallur, Granarey

There is an ancient granary in this village. This was built for emergency storage during the Nawab of Aicot period. This stucco granary has lot of fine sculptures.

Uraiyur

This is the second of the two Sthalams in Tiruchirappalli, the first being the Rock Fort Temple. Uraiyur was the ancient capital of the early Cholas and the ancient city is believed to have been destroyed by a sand storm. Pugazh Chola Nayanar and Go Chenkan Cholan were born here, as was Tiruppaanaazhwar. Uraiyur is alsoknown as Kozhimanagaram as legend holds that a fowl blessed with divine powers defeated an elephant in a duel. Go Chenkan Cholan the builder of 78 Maadakkovils is said to have born here. Ph 0431-2761869.

JalliKattu

In Suriyur, Manama and a few villages around Tiruchy, during the Pongal festival, Bull catching (Jallikattu) is taking place on mostly Kanum Pongal days. SILLAMBATAM in ancient days is being used for defense and for good physic. In this district Chola vadiyar is familiar for this art. Almost every village is having training centers for this martial art. One grandmaster named Chola vadiyar at Tiruchirapalli, is giving good training in this martial art.

 

 

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