Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (8) – Rock Fort Temple – Tiruchirappalli – Tamilnadu

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (8) – Rock Fort Temple – Tiruchirappalli – Tamilnadu

Tiruchirappalli is also called Tiruchi or Trichy. Begun in 600 CE by kings of the Chola dynasty, the Shiva temple is located in a gargantuan 274-foot-high rock that is visible for miles around. Much of it was built by the Nayak kings in the 16-17th centuries. There are 417 steps to the top and great panoramic views from there. At its summit, a height of 83 meters, is the 2 storied Rock Fort Temple built by the Pallavas and rebuilt by the Nayaks.

 

The fort is really a complex where you can visit 3 more temples built in different eras over the course of time; Manikka Vinayakar temple at the foot of the hill, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, at the top of the hill the Ucchi Pillayar temple and the Taayumaanavar Koyil Shivastalam, a rock cut temple dedicated to Taayumaanavar, a Nayak era saint.
The cancellation depicts Rock fort temple.

Date of Introduction  :- 17.12.1974.

Rock Fort Temple PMK