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Koodal Azhagar Temple

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Koodal Azhagar Temple

202 Reviews
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IndoCanadian wrote a review Jun 2020
Toronto, Canada148 contributions99 helpful votes
Set in the heart of Madurai, this is an architecturally very elegant temple. Must see temple in Madurai.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Arun K wrote a review Apr 2020
Nagpur District, India2,863 contributions183 helpful votes
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Koodal Azhagar Temple, is a unique and famous historical temple constructed in the Dravidian architecture. Koodal Alagar in Tamil means Beautiful Madurai refers to Lord Vishnu. The centrally located temple is beautifully sculpted and carved by adding different shades of colour.. With Lord Vishnu as the main deity in the form of Sri Koodal Azhagar, this temple is one of the 108 Divya-Deshams. The presence of three different postures of Vishnu at such close proximity to each other .makes this temple a rare one The temple is built in huge area in traditional style with big front Gopuram and beautiful Vimanam. Thousands of pilgrims flock here every day and most importantly during summer to offer their prayers. The temple is a glaring example of un-parallel craftsmanship of a past era.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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krishnamohan.seshadri@gmail.com wrote a review Mar 2020
32 contributions1 helpful vote
Very unique temple and very ancient. Among 108 tirupatis. Temple architecture is very attractive. Sannadis in three tier, perhaps one among few in Tamilnadu. Very nice. Dedicated sannadis for thayar, chakrathalwar. Dont't miss it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Amit Bansal wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India18 contributions
I visited this temple twice and it was not as crowded as meenakshi temple. Temple has different forms of Lord Vishnu. Nice Architecture
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Malathi Sampathkumar wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
It is a birth place of the famous pasuram(Nalayira Divyaprabandham) "Pallandu Pallandu" in praise of God Vishnu by one of the alwars Periyazhwar.It has got a very glorious and old history attached with it. The Ashtanga Vimana is unique and the first tier is homed for God Suryanarayanar in standing pasture, the second tier has a sannadhi for God Ranganathar in lying position, in the ground floor Koodalazhagar in sitting pasture. We are allowed to go to top two tiers of gopuram and view it. There are more to write on this beautiful temple. This temple is in Madurai. It was partly built by Pandya kings and later developed by Krishnadevaraya and nayak kings.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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