Thayumanaswami Temple, Rockfort

6th century Hindu temple

Thayumanaswami Temple is a temple in the Rockfort complex in the city of Tiruchirappalli, India. The temple is close to the base of the Rockfort and was built by the Pallava king Mahendravarman I in the 6th century AD. Shiva is worshiped as Thayumanavar, and is represented by the lingam and his consort Parvati is depicted as Mattuvar Kuzhalammai. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.The temple complex has three shrines, two of which are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, one at the foot and the Ucchi Pillayar Temple at the top, and the Thayumanaswami Temple between them.[1]


  1. "Official Website of Rockfort Temple,Trichy". Archived from the original on 2017-05-06. Retrieved 2017-03-25.