Rock fort

Rock fort




ST Joseph Church



Velankanni tamil nadu

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Tiruchirappalli situated on the bank of river Cauvery which is the fourth biggest city in Tamil Nadu was originally a Chola citadel. Trichy is the major centre of ancient temples and it lies in the southern part of India with rich cultural heritage. The river Cauvery and Kollidam flows in trichy flourishing the country. It is a city of multi-culture with Tamil, English, Marathi, Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam speaking people. It is main engineering hub of India connecting various parts of Tamilnadu. Trichy is an important place for tourism and has a fine blend of temples and monuments including Sri Rangam, Rock Fort, Samayapuram, Thiruvanai Kovil etc.
The rock fort temple or the Ucchi Pillayar koil is one of the most important temple in Trichy which is a combination of two hindu temples Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiva, mounted on a rock at an height of 83m. Archeological researches say that this rock is about 3800 millions age with 344 steps to reach the top of the fort. And they also say that the carving found inside the cave seems to be of the 3rd century BC.
Srirangam Temple which is another important temple is 7Km away from trichy. It is surrounded by the river Cauvery in one side and by the river Kollidam on the other side which is fascinating. It is surrounded by 7 huge walls with 21 gopurams of which the Raja Gopuram is the largest. Due to the fame and the grandeur of the temple, Srirangam has a booming economy based on tourism.
Samayapuram Mariamman Temple is located at a distance of 20 Km from trichy. The goddess worshipped here is Samayapurathal or Mariamman who is believed to be the sister of Lord Shiva. The devotees of this temple believe that the Goddess has enormous power to cure illness.
Thiruvanai Kovil is another important temple 2Km away Srirangam .It is also known as Jambukeshwara temple because it is believed that an elephant worshipped Lord Shiva under a Jumbu tree. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in his water seating. The temple reflects the architecture of the Dravidian in its grand beauty and splendor.
St Joseph’s Church is one of the oldest churches in India located at the centre of the Teppakulam in Trichy. The British constructed the church as a base for spreading the message of Christianity.
The Brihadeeswarar temple (also spelled Brihadeshvara Temple or Birhadeeshwara temple), originally called as Peruvudaiyar Koil in Tamil, is an ancient Hindu temple located at tanjore in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This 10th century CE temple, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Living Chola Temples",
is a prominent example of the Dravidian style of temple architecture.The central temple known as the Periya Kovil (Big Temple) stands within a fort, whose walls were later additions built during the 16th century. The name periya kovil came from its original name "periya aavudayar kovil" (aavudayar being a local name of Lord Shiva). The vimana (main tower) of the temple is approximately 65 m (215 ft) high and is the tallest in the world. It was so designed that the vimana never casts a shadow at noon during any period of the year.
Karaikudi is located in Sivagangai district between Trichy Rameshwaram High road. It got its name because of the famous plant called "Karai" which is widely spread over this area. Earlier it was a small village in Ramanathapuram district. In 1928 it was changed from Panchayat to Muncipal.
The people of Karaikudi played a major role during the India freedom struggle. The city was well facilitated with Railways and Roadways in 1930. The educational institutons developed to its peak in 1947, by Allagappar who is the founder of todays Alagappa University. The famous temple PillaiyarPatti is 12 km away from Karaikudi. The city is known for Sri Meenakshi-Sundareswarar temple, also known as Sivan Temple which was built during 1872. There is a temple here where there are 108 statues of Ganapathy. Sekkalai is located at north-east of Karaikudi, which was known as "Jain Kunda Puram" 50 years back. In North-west of Karaikudi is MutthuPattinam which is known for MuthuMariamman Temple. At the Central is Kallukatti where the famous temple Koppudaiaamman is located. The river Thennar flows through South Karaikudi. "Tamil Thai Kovil", " KambanManimandabam","Vallal Allagapar Statue"," Kavi Araser Kannadhasan Manimandabam and Statue" carries honour to Karaikudi.
A festival is celebrated for ten days from August 28 to September 10 every year and pilgrims from all over the country and even from foreign countries flock to the site, bathe dutifully in the sea, have their heads shaved and then walk on their knees or roll up to the shrine as rituals.
Our lady of Good Health, commonly called "Our Lady of Velankanni" is in the small town of Velankanni (5000 residents) nestled on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. It is situated 150 miles south of Madras in Tamil Nadu and 5 miles south of Nagapattinam. Our lady selected this place to bestow her miracles to mankind.

A strong oral tradition attests to Our Lady's phantom at Velankanni (Velankanni). Velankanni attracts maximum pilgrims than any other sacred shrine in India. Not only do multitudes of Catholic travel there all round the year but many non-Christians visit as well. Hundreds of astounding cures are reported every day.

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