Ucchi Pillayar Temple is a Hindu temple in Trichy. It is a 7th-century shrine that is located in the Rock Fort. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God. This place got its name due to Lord Ganesha who placed the idol of Sri Ranganathaswamy firmly in the sands of Srirangam while Vibhishana was taking a bath in the pond nearby. Later on, Lord Ganesha was caught and hit on the forehead by Vibhishana. It was discovered ages after a Chola king and he placed the idol in the present-day Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.
It Is Known For:-
1) Ucchi Pillayar Ganesha Temple is a rock-cut temple located inside the Rock Fort
2) Since the presiding deity, Ganesha, was hit on the forehead, a slight bump can be seen on the forehead of the idol today
3) Due to its spellbinding architecture, Ucchi Pillayar Temple is looked after the ASI
Best Time To Visit:-
Ucchi Pillayar Temple is a major landmark in the city of Trichy that catches the attention of the people. It can be visited during any time of the year. Praying and making any kind of offerings are not allowed in Ucchi Pillayar Temple.
Being a well-known landmark in Trichy, Ucchi Pillayar Temple has a wider connectivity of the roadways and railways. By hiring the service of the local buses and taxis, one can reach the place conveniently.
Nearest Railway Station- Trichy Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Tiruchirappalli Airport
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