Koodal Azhagar Temple
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,931 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written April 30, 2020
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Malathi Sampathkumar
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
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.
Written January 15, 2020
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Ananth 727499
Tiruppur, India1,320 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
This temple is very near the oeriyar bus stand. Just 50 metres walk and you reach the temple.

The important sannithis that you should have a Darshan in this temple are -

01. Surya Ratha stone image on the wall of the temple office

02. Pushkarani inside the Temple

03. Chakkarathaalwar sannithi

04. Ambal sannithi

05. Small but powerful Narasimmar sannithi ..

06. Sangu and chakra sannithi..

07. Another Narasimmar sannithi

08. Lord krishna idol near the temple garden

09. Andal sannithi

10. Mother Thulasi plant

11. Navagraha sannithi

12. Manavaala maamunikal sannithi

13. Lord Vishnu in sayanam and standing pose in the sannithis on the Gopuram.

Written February 27, 2021
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Kaushik1010
Chennai (Madras), India11 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
Plan this trip with pazhamudhir cholai and azhagar kovil nice to see place. In a day you can cover meenakshi amman temple koodal azhagar ..pazhamudir cholai and thirumalai naicker mahal.
Written March 25, 2015
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ch00sen1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia149 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
You can go to this temple before or after visiting Madurai Meenachi temple as it is very near.There is a lot of local shops around if you wish to purchase anything. The Vishnu God will be different postures like sitting, standing and reclining in a vertical pane.

Written April 9, 2015
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Prema_C
Mumbai, India824 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
This Perumal temple in Madurai like all other perumal temples is neat and clean. The temple structure is architecturally beautiful and well maintained. There are two levels higher than the main temple which are accessible by steps. Temple is on the way to alagar koil and is a must see during visit to Madurai.
Written October 30, 2014
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lkyadav2001
Hyderabad, India38 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
This is one of the 108 divya desham temple and here Lord Vishnu came to this place to give her sister Goddess Meenkashi Amman to Lord Shiva, and one more important thing is, every day Lord Yamadharmaraja came to this place to serve Lord Vishnu.
Written April 14, 2015
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Saravanan2014
Madurai, India149 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
Koodalalagar Temple is one of the old temples in Madurai for Lord Vishnu. This temple is one of the 108 Divya Desam and speciality is Ashtanga Vimana which is unique to this temple. Different festivals were celebrated through out the year and Tamil month of Marghazhi is auspicious for this temple. This temple situated near to Periyar Bus stand and Railway Station. It was really nice visit to this temple during these festival days. As saturday is special for Lord Vishnu, good rush there in temple.
Written March 23, 2015
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Balakrishnan V
Bengaluru, India166 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
This temple is dedicated to Vishnu in form of Kallalagar, he is being the brother of Meenakshi. The temple structures are still been maintained with heritage values, quite a old temple the culture followed here are systematic, the culture is this god once in a year visit on a horse to the main temple of Meenakshi to witness the marriage of his sister, unfortunately he missed out on this due to flooding of river Vaigai the story goes on. Cameras are ok, need around 1 hour for the visit of this temple.
Written October 7, 2014
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Balakrishnan I
Thane, India697 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
Earlier i had visited the Kallalagar Temple in Alagarkoil, but through oversight had posted that review in the Koodal Alagar Temple. But this time i visited the Koodal Alagar Temple. Well maintained and clean temple. One of the few temples which provides the option for the devotees to have darshan of Lord in Vimanam(Vimana Darshanam)Vimanam contains the darshan of Lord in Standing and Sleeping Posture.The main sanctum contains the posture of Lord in sitting position. This temple is situated at a 40 minutes from Madurai Airport.

Must visit temple
Written October 6, 2014
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Koodal Azhagar Temple, Madurai

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