Arulmigu Uchi Pillaiyar Temple Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu History, Timings, Poojas & Address

Ucchi Pillayar Temple Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu History, Timings, Poojas & Address

Ucchi Pillayar Temple also known as the Arulmigu Tayumana Swamy Temple and Rockfort Temple, is a well-known shrine which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. The Ucchi Pillayar timings for the temple are from 06:00 am to 8 pm.


Ucchi Pillayar Temple

It is the Rockfort Temple Complex is home to three temples, two dedicated in honor of Lord Ganesha The other is The Manikka Vinayagar Temple at the bottom as well as that the Uchi Pillayar Temple Rockfort at the highest point of Tayumanavar Temple between them.

It is the Thaimanavar Temple, the most important of the three is home to an Amman (goddess) as well as the primary god.

According to the legend that this rock was the place where king Ganesh was able to escape Vibhishana following the establishment of the god Ranganathaswamy at Srirangam.

According to epigraphic documents according to epigraphic sources, the hill fort shrine was constructed around the year 612 during the guidance of Mahendra Pallava-Gunaparan. Uchi Pillaiyar Temple is situated at the highest point on Rock Fort Hill.

The temple is at a height of 273 feet It is also necessary to climb 400 steps to reach the temple. It is necessary to pass through to the Sri Tayumanavar Temple about halfway up. While the climb isn't easy the breeze gently refreshes our energy and allows us to climb without much effort.

The view from the entire Tiruchirappalli as well as Srirangam Temple from Uchi Vinayakar Temple is spectacular.


The time that Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after the rescue of Sita of the shackles from Ravana, Sugriva, Hanuman,, and Vibhishana joined the Lord to take part in the ceremony of coronation.

Vibhishana was transported to the south along with an idol of Sri Ranganatha to receive the gift of Sri Rama. The beauty of the river Cauvery as well as the picturesque surroundings caused him to want to lie down for a few minutes. Then Ganesha dressed as a child.

The boy was asked to return his idol from Ranganath. While waiting for Vibhishana the boy put down the idol. Vibhishana found herself shocked to discover his son was not there.

He tried his best the move the monument but was unsuccessful. So Lord Ranganatha traveling to Sri Lanka shortened his trip and decided to choose Sri Ranga as his abode.

Vibhishana observed the boy on the mountain and smashed him in the head. His scar is still apparent in the image of Vinayaka. Thus God Ganesha as well as Ranganatha will be our rulers without fear in the Ucchi Pillayar temple. 

Rockfort Temple

There was intense competition between the two of them, the Adishesha as well as Vayu. Vayu to determine the superiority of their merits, which led to a scenario where Mount Kailash had to shake vigorously. As it blew Adiseshu the mountain, a portion was thrown down as the air broke through the mountain.

A demon called Tirishira (a three-headed monster) is performing penance in the name of Lord Shiva. While many years have been gone but Lord Shiva was unable to attend his darshan, allowing him to check his purity.

He threw two heads into the flames and was ready to throw the fourth. The Lord came to him and restored his head.

In response to his request, as he wished, Lord Shiva agreed to remain here for the benefit of Tirisira Nathar (based on the legend that told of Tirisira Nathar, the Tirisira beast). This area was referred to as Tirishiramalai in the past and it is called Tiruchirappalli.

Ucchi Pillayar Rockfort Temple

Aren't you fascinated by these tales from the past? There are the convictions of the people who built the temple. In addition to being home to the Rockfort Temple, Trichy has numerous other tourist attractions including Srirangam, Kollidam Bridge, Kallanai, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and Butterfly Park.

It is worth noting that the RamyasAny suitable dress code Hotels are not far from these hotels and are just 10 km away. The process of getting there is simple. There are many historical stories of the people who live there and it makes it even more thrilling.


Ucchi Pillayar Temple Timings

Its Ucchi Pillayar Temple timings are between 6 AM and 8 PM.

Thayumana Swamy Temple: 06:00 AM To 12:00 Noon and 04:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Manikka Vinayagar Temple: 05:00 AM To 12:00 Noon and 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM

It can take between 25 and 30 minutes on weekdays and 30 to 40 minutes on weekends, and up to 3 hours for festivals.

Ucchi Pillayar Temple Pooja Timings

Six Poojas were available every day.

Pooja Details Ucchi Pillayar Temple Timings
Usakkalam 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM
Kalasandhi 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Ucchikaalam(afternoon Pooja) 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM
Saayarachai Pooja(Evening) 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Fifth Kalam 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Ardhajama Pooja(Night) 7:00 PM to 08:00 PM


Temple Pooja Details

  • Uchi Malai
  • Archanai
  • Abishekam
  • Rudra Japam
  • Sangabishegam
  • Irumudi Kattu
  • Mahalakshmi Homam
  • Abishekam For Manikka Vinayakar
  • Manikka Vinayakar Sandana Kappu
  • Abishekam For Uchi Pillayar Sandana Kappu
  • Ganapathy Homam
  • Abishekam for Uchi Pillaiyar, Mattuvar Kullammai, Thayumana Swamy
  • Pudhu Kanaku Poduthal
  • Naga Puranam for Thayumana Samy
  • Uchi Pillayar Sandana Kappu
  • Manika Vinayakar Sandana Kappu
  • Abishekam and Kanikai
  • Flower Malai for God
  • Special Entrance for Manikka Vinayakar Sanathi
  • Manika Vinayakar Thanga Kavasam
  • Vada Malai for Nandi Temple and Anjaneya



Festivals Celebrated

  • Pongal
  • Aadi (Aadi Pooram) 11 Days
  • Avani (Vinayagar Sagurthi) 14 Days
  • Purattasi (Navarathari) 10 Days
  • Kandha Sasti 7 Days
  • Panguni (Theppa Thiruvila) 10 Days
  • Chithirai (Thiru Ther) 14 Days
  • Vasantha Urchavavilla 10 Days
  • Thiru Karthigai Deepam
  • Pradhosam
  • Tamil as well as English New Year's Day celebrations in English and Tamil
  • Deepavali
  • Skanda Sashti
  • Deepavali

Dress Code:

Any dress code that is suitable is acceptable to be worn in Uchi Pillaiyar Temple. Traditional dress codes are required during pujas.

Best Hotels near Temple

  • Hotel Susee Park, 0.3 km
  • Hotel Royal Satyam, 0.4 km
  • Krishna Lodge, 0.5 km
  • Hotel Deepam, 0.45 km
  • Prasannais  Devi Lodge, 0.52 km
  • Hotel Chitra, 0.87 km
  • PL A Residency Trichy, 0.91 km
  • Vivid A Boutique Hotel, 0.95 km
  • Hotel Shree Swarna's Palace, 1.05 km
  • Grande Inn Trichy, 0.97 km

How do I reach Ucchi Pillayar Rockfort Temple?

Road: Temple is located 5 kilometers away from Central Bus station, and it is 1.0 km away from Chathiram Bus station.

Temple is located 500 meters far from Trichy Main Gate. The frequency of buses is very frequent between Trichy Bus station to the temple.

Train: The closest Railway station is in Trichy 5 km away.

Air: The nearest airport is Trichy, 8.4 Km away.


Arulmigu Thayumana Swamy Temple


Trichy - 620 002

Phone No: 0431 - 2704621.

Temple Accountant: Aravanayselvan.

Accountant Mobile No: 99421 63041

Email: [email protected]