Rock Fort Temple - Monuments - Tamilnadu
Situated high in the midst of the city of Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, the Rockfort temple monument houses a Hindu temple dedicated to the worship of the Hindu Deity, Lord Ganesha. The city of Tiruchirapalli obtained its name from this famous monument, ‘Tiru-ssila-palli’ meaning ‘Holy-rock-town’. This monument is unique in a sense since it houses a Ganesh temple as opposed to the Hindu fact that all hillocks are considered only for the worship of Lord Karthikeya.
The Rock fort temple also known as Ucchi Pillaiyar temple houses a shrine for Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesh. This monument is located atop the hill and carved into a huge rock. This huge hill based in the center of the city of Trichy is over 3 billion years old. It took 300 men, eleven years to construct the temple. It is known as Rock fort temple as the fort near the temple was used as a military fortification by the Vijayanagara Empire and later by the British.
Way to Reach
By Air : The Tiruchirapalli international airport is at a distance of 11 kilometers from the monument.
By Train : The Tiruchirapalli railway junction is at a distance of 5 kilometers from the Rock fort monument.
By Road : The state government provides a good number of transport to reach the monument or one could even hire taxi services that are available.