Trichy Temples

Srirangam Temple

Srirangam Temple is about 7 km from Trichy. The district most important pilgrim centre in Trichy. Srirangam, surrounded by the waters of river cauvery on one side and its tributary Kollidam on the other, is a 600 acre island-town enclosed within the seven walls of the gigantic Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. There are 21 gopurams, among which the Rajagopuram is the largest in South India. The 72m high 13-tiered gopuram was built in 1987 and dominates the landscape for miles around, while the remaining 20 gopurams were built between the 14th and 17th centuries. Originally, there was just a small shrine where the temple is today, hut it was added on to and expanded by the Cholas, Cheras, Pandyas, Hoysalas, the Vijayanagar Kings and Nayaks of Madurai and today Srirangam stands as the biggest temple complex in the country. Ph 0431-2432246.

Thiruvanaikkaval (Jambu)

5 km from Trichy. The Sri Jambukeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and has five concentric walls and seven gopurams. It is built around a Siva Lingam partly submerged in water that comes from a spring in the sanctum sanctorum, Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.The complex was built at the same time when Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple was also built, open daily between 6 am to 1 pm & between 4pm to 9.30 pm. Ph : 0431 2230257

Samayapuram

20 km from Trichy. This is a very important place of pilgrimage, famous for its temple dedicated to the Goddess Samayapuram Mariamman. Its one of the abodes of Shakti in India. Ph 0431-2670460

Ayyapan Temple

Located near the district court of Trichy, is a peaceful temple and attracts many people in all week days. This temple is famous for it discipline and neatness. Special pooja’s for unmarried, chills expecting peoples. Open : 5 a.m. to 10.50 a.m. & 5 p.m. to 8.50 p.m.

Athmanathaswamy temple

Here contains graceful life-size sculptures and is noted for its zephyr (granite roof) work. This temple was built in the 10th century A.D.

Gunaseelam

24 km from Trichy on the North bank of Cauvery River. in Triuchirapalli Musiri Road. There is a Vaishnavite Temple and the name of the God is Lord Prasanna Venkateshwarar. Gunaseelam Temple is a place for worship, festivals and also for mental relief or alleviation.

Sri Kokarneswarar Temple

Sri Kokarneswarar Temple The rock-cut cave temple of Sri Lokarneswarar Brahadambal at Tliirukokarnam is of Mahendravarma Pallava’s period.

Thiruvellarai

Sri Pundareekaksha Perumal Temple, at Thiruvellarai, 25 km away from Tiruchirapalli town, is very ancient and it is the foremost of the 108 Divya Desams sanctified by the songs rendered by Azhwars. Mangalasasanam has been made to this shrine by Periazhwar and Thirumangai Azhwar.

Vayaloor

8 km from Trichy. Located on the outskirts of Trichy. There is a small Lord Muruga Temple set in the midst of lush green vegetation.

Uthamar Koil

Uthamar Koil in Karumbanur is one of the most famous shrines in 108 Vaishnavik Padalshtalam. This temple is situated eight kilometers North of Trichy Fort Station , 4 km North of Srirangam Railway station. Here is the temple where the Lord Creator – Brahma, the lord for the well being of the universe – Vishnu and the destroyer of universe – Siva take their abode. This place is also known as “ Kadambavanam” or “Trimurthishektram”.

 

 

 

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