Temples of India-4: "Uchi Pillayar Temple at Trichy"

Entrance to ‘Uchi Pillayar’ Temple

‘Uchi Pillayar’ Temple with Rockfort

“Uchi Pillayar” means “Lord Vinayaga at the Top (of the hillock)”. This small temple perched at the top of a hillock at the heart of the city of Tiruchirappalli or Trichy, as it is popularly known, is one of my favourite temples of Lord Vinayaga, the elephant-faced god. Climbing the hill and then praying to the Lord and having a look at the city from top are experiences I cherish. Only it is becoming difficult for me nowadays to climb it, as I am aging.

These photographs were taken by me during my visit to Trichy last week, using my Canon Powershot A-590 camera. I have used the auto mode only. I am yet to learn the intricacies of the camera and utilize it to its fullest potential.

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