Exploring The Iconic Trichy Teppakulam – An Ancient Temple Tank In India
Location: Teppakulam, Trichy, Google Maps
Dedicated To: Mostly Used For Religious Celebrations
Trichy Teppakulam Known For: Float Festival
History of Trichy:
Trichy is regarded as the fifth-safest city for women in India, the finest livable city in Tamil Nadu, and the cleanest city in the country. The city is the fourth biggest in the state. A significant Tier II city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is Trichy.
The first historical accounts of Tiruchirappalli date back to the Chola era in the third century BC. In addition, the Pallavas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Nayak Dynasty, Carnatic state, and the British have all ruled the city. The Rockfort at Trichy Teppakulam, and Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam, which is home to the reclining form of the Hindu god Vishnu and is also the biggest active temple in the world, are some of Trichy’s most famous historical sites.
The city prospered under Vishwanatha Nayak’s rule (1529–1564), who is credited with defending the region by building the Teppakulam and walls around the Srirangam temple. Tiruchirappalli was the capital of the Madurai Nayak kingdom from 1616 to 1634 and from 1665 to 1736 under the leadership of his successor Kumara Krishnappa Nayaka.
What Is Teppakulam?
Teppakulam translates as a temple pond that is mostly used for religious celebrations – a man-made water tank.
Trichy Teppakulam is an ancient water tank located in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. It was built by King Thirumalai Nayak in the 17th century (1645) and is one of the largest tanks in India. The tank covers an area of about 5 acres and is surrounded by a stone wall. It serves as a major source of irrigation for the city and also provides a beautiful view to its visitors. Teppakulam’s history dates back to the time when it was used as a bathing place for pilgrims visiting Ranganathaswamy Temple. It has since been preserved as an important heritage site, attracting tourists from all over the world.
Trichy Teppakulam is located near the center of the city. A flower market stands out amid the bazaars that encircle the tank. It houses the Sri Naganathar Swamy Temple, the Thayumanavar Temple, St. Joseph College Church, Holy Cross Church, Rani Mangammal Mahal, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church. In the locality stands the medieval Rock Fort. According to reports, a sizable monolithic Ganesh statue called Mukkuruni Vinayaka was discovered while the Mariamman Teppakulam tank was being excavated. A lot of marriages take place during the Teppam Floating Festival, which takes place on boats here in January or February. Boating at Teppakulam was something they used to do in the past, but they no longer do it.
Rock Fort is situated near Teppakulam. On top of the rock, the 83-meter-tall Rock Fort temple is located. The Pallavas first carved the smooth rock, but it was the Madurai Nayaks who, during the reign of the Vijayanagara kingdom, finished both temples. The tank, which can hold more than 2 million gallons of water, is fueled by the River Kaveri. Trichy Teppakulam is accessible to visitors throughout the year and has been proclaimed a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Trichy Teppakulam is a great place to visit and explore. With its beautiful scenery and rich culture, it is sure to make your trip a memorable one. If you are looking for a place to stay, Ramyas Hotels offers great accommodation options for your convenience. The staff is friendly and attentive, making sure that you have the best possible experience during your stay. So if you’re planning a trip to Trichy, don’t forget to book your stay at Ramyas Hotels!