Rock Fort Temple - Trichy

Rock Fort Temple

The spectacular Rock Fort Temple, the landmark of the city, is on the shores of the Kaveri.

Rock Fort Temple

It is perched on a massive rocky outcrop at an altitude of 83 m above sea level. The Thayumanaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva (the destroyer in the Hindu trinity), is situated halfway to the top. It has a 100-pillar hall and a Vimana covered with gold. On the southern face of the rock are several beautifully carved rock-cut cave temples of the Pallava period.

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