Rockfort Pillayar Temple :The fort was built in 1660. At the main
entrance there was a big dias suppoted by a 1000 pillars which was demolished in
the 1772 explosion, the other part that remains unaffected consists of the China
Bazaar, shops and establishments.
Rockfort Pillayar temple is the land mark for Trichy city, and thats why Trichy
is called as the "Rock City". Rockfort is approximately 300 ft.
high and the main deity is the Lord Ganesh ("Uchchi Pillayar").
Its is situated at the heart of Trichy City.
When English ruled India, Robert Clive had his fort near
this temple. Clive's office is converted into a shopping complex today and its called
as Clive's building.
A tank and a pavilion at the foot of the Rock Fort set
the scene for the temple's Float festival. Though the Fort is no more today, it
bears the reminiscence of many historical wars.
Temple: Srirangam ("Thiruvarangam")
SriRanganathasamy temple is very close by to Thiruvanaikoil temple. This temple
is also called as "Boologa Vaikuntam". Even after
many invasions by Moghal kings, this temple still stands without loosing its beauty
and fame. "Sri Ranganathar" is the main god of this temple
and the "Ranganayaki" is the goddess. Srirangam is considered as
the capital of vaishnavas. To add to its pride this temple has the tallest temple
tower in the World, the Rajagopuram of this temple was built ob 1983 and its 236ft
tall. For 'Vaikunta Yekaadesi' pilgrims come from
all over the World, its a 20 days celebration.
Samayapuram Mariamman Temple:
Sri Samayapuram, lying a few kilometres from Trichy lodges the idol of Sri Mari
Amman, Sri Ganesh and Sri KarupannaSwamy. When devotees are infected with Chicken
Pox, they pray to this goddess for relief, who immediately comes to the rescue of
the aching devotees. Pujas are performed every month in accordance with auspicious
dates, and the annual temple fair is held in April May. The goddess is also called
as ‘Kamanur Mari Amman’, because Her consort is believed to have been brought form
the village of Kamanur, which is near Samayapuram. The goddess is very powerful,
and lamps are lit during specific times to appease and please her. The powerful
principle of Shakti is depicted in this goddess.