Trichy Temple

Tiruchirapalli is Tamilnadu's second largest city famous for the sightseeing spots are Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple and Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeshwara Temple, vayalur temple and more.

Tiruchirapalli , situated at the head of the fertile Kaveri Delta, this city is named after the fierce three headed demon (tirusira) who attained salvation after being slain by Shiva. The town's history is interwoven with the political fortunes of the Pallavas, Cholas, Nayakas and finally the British, who shortened its name to Trichy.

RockFort Temple

Highlight of Trichy is Rock Fort, perched dramatically on a rocky outcrop that rises 83 m (272 ft) above the flat plains. This impregnable fortress was constructed by the Nayakas of neighbouring Madurai, who made Tiruchirapalli their second capital in the 16th and 17th centuries. They also expanded the Shiva temple, where the god is worshipped as Thayumanavar (the “God who became a Mother”). Legend says that when a flash flood prevented a mother from coming to her pregnant daughter's aid, Shiva assumed her form and helped in the childbirth. Further up, on the summit, is a small Ganesha Temple from where there are spectacular views of verdant rice fields and the sacred island of Srirangam. 

The Cauvery River

One of the nine sacred rivers of India, “rice bowl” of Tamil Nadu, the Kaveri covers a length of 785 km (488 miles) from its source at Talakaveri in Karnataka to Poompuhar on the Bay of Bengal. Myths glorify the Kaveri as the personification of a female deity (in some versions, Brahma's daughter), who erupted from the sage Agasthya's kamandala (water pot). From the early centuries of the Christian era, the Kaveri has been central to Tamil culture, especially under the Cholas, who ruled the region between the 9th and 13th centuries. The great temple cities that developed along its course became centres of religion, dance, music and the arts. Devotees offer rice to the river goddess on the 18th day of the Tamil month Adi (July/August). 

Sriranganathar Temple -Srirangam

Srirangam dominated by 21 impressive gopuras (gateways), the complex has seven prakara (boundary) walls defining its seven enclosures. The sacred place and long island formed by the Kaveri and Kollidam rivers, is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites in South India. At its core is the majestic Ranganatha Temple Dedicated to Vishnu, this is one of the largest temple complexes in Tamil Nadu and covers an enormous area of 148 acres. The complex as it exists today has evolved over a period of four centuries. 

Extensive reconstruction first took place in 1371, after the original 10th century temple was destroyed by the Delhi Sultan, Alauddin Khilji. Its present form, however, includes extensions added in the 17th century by the Nayaka rulers, whose second capital was in neighbouring Tiruchirapalli. The outer three comprise residences for priests, hostels for pilgrims, and small restaurants and shops selling religious books, pictures and sundry temple offerings. The sacred precinct begins from the fourth enclosure, beyond which non-Hindus are not allowed. This is where the temple's most important shrines are located. Among these are the spacious Thousand-Columned Mandapa, where images of Ranganatha and his consort are enthroned and worshipped during one of the temple's many festivals, and the magnificent Seshagirirayar Mandapa, with its rearing stone horses with mounted warriors attacking fierce animals and yalis (mythical leonine beasts). A small collection of stone and bronze sculptures. The core of the complex is the sanctum, with its gold-plated vimana, where an image of Vishnu as Ranganatha, reclining on the cosmic serpent, Adisesha, is enshrined.

This temple is also the place where the great 111th-century philosopher, Ramanuja , developed the bhakti cult of personal devotion into a formalized mode of worship. Today, a constant cycle of festivals glorifying Vishnu are celebrated throughout the year. 

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