This tiny but pretty popular shrine
situated atop the Rock Fort is the star attraction for all kinds of people - yatris. paryatakas, sthanikabhaktas
etc. From the foot at the hill an ascent of -137 steps takes us to the feet of this Pillayar, who
according to legend receiving a low from Vibhishan for having placed the Ranganatha image on
the ground, rested here for some time and then lured by the spectacular colourful scenery in
and around the Srirangam island settled down here for ever. Half way up lies the famous Thayumanavar
shrine dedicated to Lord Siva.
The 100-pillar hall and its sculptural
marvels are worth-seeing. The beautifully Rock-cut cave temples built by Pallavas, lying on the
southern face of the rock deserve a reverential visit. These are heightening the glory of Trichy
the ancient Cauvery delta town, which played a decisive role during the Carnatic wars in the 18th century.
This Rock Fort bears many marks of the monumental achievements made by natives rulers - Cholas and
particularly Nayakas of Madurai, and with its rich history detains the sight- seers for hours.
The tank pavillion - the venue of the temple's float festival, celebrated during the
month of March every year is the biggest draw of the city.