Tiruchirapalli (Tiruchi for short) is about 200miles south of Madras and is known as Dakshina. Kailas. It was originally called Tirusirapalli named after Tirusiras(meaning three-headed). A threeheaded demon, according to the legend, performed penance at the Siva temple here and obtained boons.
Tiruchi was the seat of the ancient Chola kings who ruled at Woraiyur, now a suburb of Tiruchi. The Rock Fort is its pride and, is situated in the heart of the city. It has both amythological nd a historical tradition and attracts thousands of devotees and visitors. This is counted as ne of the famous sthalas because of the temple on the Rock dedicated to Vinayaka known as Uchhi Pillaiyar.
Author : Shri R. K. Das