Arulmigu Brahmapureeswarar Temple Tirupattur


Arulmigu Samayapuram Mariamman Temple

        I Samayapuram Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple in Samayapuram near Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, India. 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 (sacred washing) 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 illnessesand 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.[citation needed].In ancient time This region was ruled by Chola Kings. Samayapuram is also known by the names Kannanur, Kannanpuram, Vikramapuram and Mahalipuram in ancient times. Flower sprinkling (Poochoridal) festival is conducted during the month of March and Chithirai Car festival is conducted during the month of April. Devotees offer prayer by rolling themselves around the temple prakaram (corridor) known as Angapradatchinam.

    Website    www.samayapurammariammantemple.tnhrce.in


Arulmigu saptharisheeswara Temple

        Thiruthavathuri, now called lalgudi, is situated on the banks of river coleroon, (known also as north cauvery) about 20 kms form Tiruchi. The temple here has won a unique place among the temples of Tamilnadu. It was here only the seven rishis, atri, brihu, pulsithar, vasistar, gauthamar, angeerasar and marichi, prayed to the presiding deity, saptharisheeswarar, to ward off the bad period they were passing through. The temple was taken up for being extended by the parantaka kings.This is an ancient temple about 500-1000 years old.Lalgudi is one of the Town in Lalgudi Taluk in Tiruchirappalli District in Tamil Nadu State . It is 14.8 km far from its District Main City Tiruchirappalli . It is 289 km far from its State Main City Chennai. It lies close to Coleroon River. Ayyan Vaikal is the river passing through Lalgudi.
    Website    www.saptharisheeswarartemple.tnhrce.in


Arulmigu Thayumana Swamy Temple Tiruchirappalli

        The Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort is a historic fort and temple complex built on an ancient rock. It is located in the city of Tiruchirapalli, which is in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. 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. The fort complex has witnessed fierce battles between Madurai Nayakas and Bijapur, Carnatic and Maratha forces. The fort played an important part during the Carnatic wars, helping lay the foundations of the British Empire in India.Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple.The Thayumanar Temple is a temple situated in the Rockfort complex in the city of Tiruchirappalli, India. The temple is situated close to the base of the Rockfort and was constructed by the Pallava king Mahendravarman I in the 6th century AD. Shiva is worshiped as Thayumanavar, and is represented by the lingam and his consort Parvati is depicted as Mattuvar Kuzhalammai. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.tr

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Arulmigu Vekkalaimman Temple

        Temple is Administrated by Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, TamilNadu Inspected area Thirchy.About 7 kilometers (4.37 miles) from Trichy in Woraiyur, Vekkaliamman Temple is an important pilgrimage centre, and an erstwhile seat of the Cholas.The temple is unique in that the shrine of the presiding deity has no roof. Legend has it that Goddess Vekkaliamman saved the people of Trichy from sand storm and torrential rain, and told her devotees to not build a roof over her shrine until every person living there had shelter. Daily pujas are performed here, while special pujas are done on Tuesdays and Fridays when devotees from across the city throng the shrine.There is a very interesting folklore associated with the north facing idol of Goddess Vekkaliamman. Idols of deities who personify valor and chivalry, and face north are believed to bless the king with victory in war. And so, the Chola kings first visited this shrine to pray to Vekkaliamman and seek her blessings before heading to the battle field. Chola kings Pugazh Chola Nayanar and Gochenkan Chola were born in Woraiyur, but it was the latter who built this shrine to the Goddess of Shakti (Power)

    Website    www.woraiyurvekkaliamman.tnhrce.in


Arulmigu Gneelivaneswarar Temple

        This temple is located in Thirupangeeli (also spelled as Thirupanjali), Manachanallur Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamilnadu. It is located near Manachanallur 20 kms from Tiruchi Chatiram bus stop. In spite of city busses, mini buses are available from Manachanallur.There is Rathina Sabha in this temple also like Chidambaram. One time, Viyakirapatha munivar and Pathanjali Munivar went to Kailasam to see Shiva’s dance, that time shiva told, go to Chidambaram, there I will give my Nataraja Darshan. As per shiva’s words, they went to Chidambaram, Shiva gave his darshan to them on the day of thaipoosam. By hearing this incident, Vasista Munivar asked Shiva, “When I will see this Darshan in Chidambaram?” Shiva told him, “I will give Nataraja Dharshan to you in Gneelivanamagiya Thirupangneeli”. As per that, Shiva gave Nataraja Dharshan to Vasista Munivar in Rathina Sabha of this temple. So this temple is also called as Melai Chidambaram.God Shiva in this temple is called as Gneelivaneswarar. Shiva is in the form Suyambu linga (suyambu means it came from earth, it’s not made by anyone). There are many names for Shiva in this temple like Kathali Vasanthar, Gneelivaneswarar, Paramasambu, Aaraniya Vallaver, Eluthariya Peruman. But the famous and well known name is Gneelivaneswarar. There are many who have worshipped in this temple. Mahavishnu, Indiran, Kamadhenu, Adiseshan, Vayu Bhaghvan, Agni Bhaghwan, Rama piran, Arujunan, Vasista, Sudhamamunivar, Sapta Rishis, Musukunda Chola, Kaliyugarama Pandiyan, Viyakirasuran, Sivamithiran, Padumakarpan, Sutharman, Ankamithiran are worshipped in this temple.

    Website    www.gneelivaneshwarartemple.tnhrce.in


Sri Ranganathar Swamy Temple

        Srirangam is the foremost of the eight self-manifested shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu . It is also considered the first, foremost and the most important of the 108 main Vishnu temples (Divyadesams). This temple is also known as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhoologa Vaikundam, Bhogamandabam. In the Vaishnava parlance the term "KOIL" signifies this temple only. The temple is enormous in size.Lalgudi is one of the Town in Lalgudi Taluk in Tiruchirappalli District.
Srirangam - The centre of Prime importance of the hundred and eight Vaishnava Temples. The Lord is Sri Renga - the Temple is situated between the coleroon and the cauvery River.


Kallanai Dam

        Kallanai (also known as the Grand Anicut) is an ancient dam built across the Kaveri River in Tiruchirapalli District in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. Located at a distance of 15 km from Tiruchirapalli, the dam was originally constructed by the Chola king Karikala around the 2nd Century AD and is considered to be one of the oldest water-diversion or water-regulator structures in the world which is still in use. It still stands as a symbol of Tamil Engineering.The dam was originally built by Karikala Chola around first century AD. The idea behind constructing the dam was to divert the river to the delta districts thereby boosting irrigation. The dam was re-modeled by the British during the 19th century. In 1804, captain Caldwell, a military engineer was appointed by the British to make a study on the Kaveri river and promote irrigation for the delta region. He found that a large amount of water passed onto the Kollidam leaving behind a small volume for irrigation purposes.Caldwell initially proposed a solution by raising the dam and hence raised the dam stones to a height of 0.69 m, thus increasing the capacity of the dam. Following this, Major Sim proposed the idea of undersluices across the river with outlets leading to the Kollidam River (Coleroon) thus preventing formation of silt. The Lower Anaicut built by Sir Arthur Cotton in 19th century AD across Coleroon, the major tributary of Cauvery, is said to be a replicated structure of Kallanai.


Mukkombu(Upper Anaicut)

        The Upper Anaicut, also known as Mukkombu is a dam built on the Kaveri River in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India.Upper Anaicut or Mukkombu is about 18 kilometers (11 mi) west of Trichy at a point where River Kollidam branches out from the main river, Cauvery. It is a lovely picnic spot skirting acres of verdant greenery. The place also has a well-manicured park. Mukkombu is about 685-meter long (2283 foot), andwas built in the 19th century by Sir Arthur Cotton who drew inspiration from the 2nd century Kallanai dam (Grand Anicut) by the Cholas.The Kaveri river forms the boundary between the Erode and Salem districts. The Bhavani River joins the Kaveri at the town of Bhavani, where the Sangameswarar Temple, an important pilgrimage spot in Tamil Nadu, was built at the confluence of the two rivers.It breaks into two channels at the Upper Anaicut to form the island of Srirangam, which is enclosed in between the delta of Thanjavur (Tanjore), the garden of Tamil Nadu.