Temples in Trichy for a Divine Vacay

Temples in Trichy/Tiruchirapalli

Tiruchirapalli, formerly known as Trichy, is a mid-sized, fast emerging city in Tamil Nadu. It is a refreshing change from cities that are either completely religious and some that are nothing but co (Read More)ncrete jungles. It enthrals you with not only the number of temples and churches it offers but also by the amazing uniqueness that each of these places brings with them.

Here is the list of 11 Temples in Trichy for a Divine Vacay

1. Rockfort Ganpathi Temple, Tiruchi

Rockfort Ganpathi Temple, Tiruchi
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By far the most popular place in all of Trichy is the Rockfort Ganpathi Temple or Uchi Pillaiyar Temple. It derives its name from it's unique building style. The temple structure comprises a huge rock, which is believed to be the oldest rock in the world, even older than The Himalayan Mountains. After climbing 344 steps, the devotees reach the main temple area. The temple has two sub parts- the Thayumanaswamy, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Pillayar, which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

Address: Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, N Andar St, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620002
Timings: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

2. Samayapuram Amman Temple, Tiruchi

Samayapuram Amman Temple, Tiruchi
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The beautiful temple is located at about 20 km from the main city of Trichy. The Goddess worshipped here, Goddess Mariamman is believed to be the goddess of power. Mariamman is also believed to bring health and prosperity to its devotees. A strong belief is that this deity cures small pox as well as chicken pox. This temple has individual shrines for processional images of Mariamman and moolavar.

Address: WPGV+FVQ, Samayapuram, Tamil Nadu 621112
Timings: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

3. Vekkali Amman Temple, Tiruchi

Vekkali Amman Temple, Tiruchi
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Vekkali Amman Temple is dedicated to Goddess Vekkali who is considered as an avatar of Goddess Durga. The temple is located in the village of Woraiyur in Tiruchirapalli in the South-Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The Goddess is believed to be an epitome of immense strength, willpower, peace and harmony. As one walks into the temple, they will feel the divine vibe of Vekkali Amman.

Address: Vekkaliyamman, 11c, S S Kovil Street, Woraiyur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620003
Timings: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM

4. Sri Ranga Nathaswamy Temple, Tiruchi

Sri Ranga Nathaswamy Temple, Tiruchi
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is situated in Srirangam Town of Trichy. The temple is devoted to Lord Ranganatha, a reclining form of Lord Vishnu. The temple complex along with the surrounding area covers a total area of 156 acres. It has been constructed in Dravidian style of architecture The temple is the largest functional temple in the world.

Address: Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620006
Timings: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

5. Thiruvanaikoil Temple , Tiruchi

Thiruvanaikoil Temple , Tiruchi

Located in the suburb of the city Tiruchirappalli, Thiruvanaikoil Temple, also known as Jambukeshwarar Temple is one of the holiest places in Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Panchabhoota Temples (signifying the 5 elements of nature) and represents the water element (Neer). It is situated on an island surrounded by rivers Cauvery and Coleroon and should definitely be on your list when moving around this suburb.

Address: VP34+674, N Car St, Srirangam, Thiruvanaikoil, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620005
Timings: Monday - Thursday 6am - 1pm; 3-8 pm, Friday - Sunday 6 am - 8 pm

6. Viralimalai Murgum Temple, Tiruchi

Viralimalai Murgum Temple, Tiruchi
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Viralimalai Murugan Temple is located in the centre of the Viralimalai town of Trichy. The temple is one of the most popular temples in Tamil Nadu. The temple derives its name from the Viralimalai hill, where it is located. In order to reach the temple, you have to climb up a flight of about 207 stairs. On the way, there are also certain mandapams providing restrooms for the devotees. The temple is surrounded by orchards and varieties of trees, mainly Kura trees.

Address: JG3W+456, Neathaji Nagar, Viralimalai, Tamil Nadu 621316
Timings:  6 am–12 pm, 4–8 pm

7. Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Tiruchi

Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Tiruchi

Located in the Thirupattur area near Tiruchi in the state of Tamil Nadu, Brahmapureeswarar Temple is a revered Hindu temple enshrined by Lord Brahmapureeswarar in the form of Swayambu Lingam as he is believed to have changed the destiny of Lord Brahma. Predominantly a Shiva temple, it is local myth that one can change his own fate of he seeks blessings in this temple. Lord Brahma has a separate shrine where he sits in a meditative pose in his signature lotus flower. 

Address: 2QQF+758, Thirupattur, Tamil Nadu 621105
Timings: 7 am–12 pm, 4–8 pm

8. Varahi Amman Temple, Tiruchi

Varahi Amman Temple, Tiruchi

The Varahi Amman Temple is located in Mangal Nagar, Woraiyur in the Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Saptha Matha Varahi Amman who is regarded as one of the Matrikas. The Matrikas are a group of seven mothers or Goddesses, Saptha Matha being the fifth mother. The temple in Tiruchirapalli was founded by Sri Varahi Daasar Boopathi Swami who was an extremely loyal and dedicated devotee of the seven Goddesses.

Address: Kulumani Main Rd, Mangala Nagar, Woraiyur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620120
Timings: 7–10 am, 5:30–8:30 pm

9. Sri Kungumavalli Sametha Thanthondreeswarar Temple, Tiruchi

Sri Kungumavalli Sametha Thanthondreeswarar Temple, Tiruchi

This 9th century Marvel was built by Varaguna Pandiyan II. Located in Wariyar, Tiruchirapalli, the Thanthoneeswarar Temple is a temple with Lord Shiva as the prime deity. The temple has inscriptions dating back to 885AD. According to legend, the temple was a result of the ardent devotion of Chola Queen, Kanthimathi. The temple also houses idols of Ganesha, Muruga, Kali, Swarna Akarshana Bhairavar and the Navagraha (9 Celestial Bodies). 

Address: Bus Stop, 84, Salai Rd, near Rukumani, Sakthi Mariamman Nagar, Woraiyur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620003
Timings:7:30–11:30 am, 5–8:30 pm

10. Arulmigu Kamalavalli Nachiyar Koil, Tiruchi

 Arulmigu Kamalavalli Nachiyar Koil, Tiruchi

Popularly called as the Arulmigu Kamalavalli Nachiyar Koil or Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Also called the Nachiyar Koil Mandir, it is believed to have been constructed around the 7th Century in Dravidian style architecture. Located in Tiruchirapalli, the temple has a high religious significance for the Vishnu devotees. It is one of Lord Vishnu’s 108 Desams and also the birthplace of Thiruppan Alvar, one of the Alvar saints. 

Address: 25, Nachiyar kovil Sannathi St, Woraiyur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620017
Timings: 6 am–12 pm, 5–8 pm

11. Sri Boologanathar Shiva Temple, Tiruchi

Sri Boologanathar Shiva Temple, Tiruchi

Housing Lord Shiva, who is locally referred to as Boolganathar, the Sri Boolganathar Shiva Temple is located in Trichy, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. This huge 3 tiered structure has Arda Mandapam, Maha Mandapam, Sanctum and two outer Mandapams. Shrines for various other deities such as Natraja, Shivakami, Surya, Ganesh and many more. The Temple proudly celebrates various festivals throughout the year. Vaikasi Vikasam in May-June, Aadi Pooram in July August, Navarathari in September-October, Skanda Sashti in October-November, and Tirukarthikai in November December. 

Address: Boologa Nathar Kovil, EB Rd, Tharanallur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620008
Timings: 7 am–12 pm, 5–8 pm

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