Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort

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Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort

Ucchi Pillayar Temple is a 7th-century Hindu temple, one dedicated to Lord Ganesh located a top of Rockfort, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.Mythologically this rock is the place where Lord Ganesh ran from King Vibishana, after establishing the Ranganathaswamy deity in Srirangam.The Rock Fort temple stands 83m tall perched atop the rock. The smooth rock was first cut by the Pallavas but it was the Nayaks of Madurai who completed both the temples under the Vijayanagara empire.[1]Due to its ancient and impressive architecture created by the Pallavas, the temple is maintained by the Archaeological department of India.

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  1. India By Sarina Singh, Joe Bindloss, Paul Clammer, Janine Eberle