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5:00 AM - 12:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Periyar, Madurai Main, Madurai,Tamil Nadu, 625001, India
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+91-44-25383333
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timings
All days of the week
5:00 AM - 12:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

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about koodal azhagar temple

Madurai is often associated with its grand temples and Koodal Alagar temple is no exception. Koodal is often believed to be another name for Madurai and 'alagar' in Tamil translates as beautiful. A temple dedicated to the city of Madurai itself, it upholds the beauty that abounds.

The central deity of this temple is Vishnu, who is believed to have resided here. It thus one of the 108 divyadesams (or holy abodes) of the deity and hence sees a large number of devotees offer their prayers here. Like most temples here, the vimana over the main shrine has beautiful scenes intricately carved over it in different, colourful shades. The temple is built in three levels, which each level flauting a different pose of Lord Vishnu. The first level as Lord Vishnu as Alagar (in a seated position), the second has him in his reclining avatar as Shri Ranganatha and the top most level has him stading as Sri Surya Narayana Perumal.

Lord Vishnu is believed to be the brother of Meenakshi Amman, and just a procession of his idol is carried out in a chariot during the month of April/May, where it joins the Chitra Festival and the marriage of Meenakshi to Sundareshwar.

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1 Koodal Azhagar Temple review
Colourful temple
Jun 26 2014
The koodal azhagar temple is comprised with different beliefs, the speciality of the temple lord vishnu is in three poses; sitting, standing and reclining, this is an attractive things for me. There is navagraha enclosure in this temple where people ...... read more
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