Koodal Azhagar Temple
Koodal Azhagar Temple
4.5
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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Sankar G
Bengaluru, India6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Madurai is a temple city where you can visit on pilgrimage.
Apart form that you can enjoy the food especially the non-vegetarian that is of true taste of Tamil authenticity. Temperature is quite hot even on winter days. Three days can be spent going around Madurai and explore the beauty of the city.
Written 13 January 2023
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Ananth 727499
Tiruppur, India1,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 27 February 2021
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IndoCanadian
Toronto, Canada147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Set in the heart of Madurai, this is an architecturally very elegant temple. Must see temple in Madurai.
Written 23 June 2020
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,933 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 30 April 2020
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krishnamohan.seshadri@gmail.com
Chennai (Madras), India33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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.
Written 17 March 2020
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Amit Bansal
New Delhi, India51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I visited this temple twice and it was not as crowded as meenakshi temple. Temple has different forms of Lord Vishnu.
Nice Architecture
Written 29 January 2020
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Malathi Sampathkumar
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 15 January 2020
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KRAMA200
Seattle, WA1,180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Koodal Azhagar Temple in Madurai, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha,. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Koodal Azhagar and his consort Lakshmi as Mathuravalli.
A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines. The temple has a five-tiered rajagopuram, the gateway tower. The temple is originally believed to be built by the Pandyas, with later additions by the Vijayanagar and Madurai Nayak kings who commissioned pillared halls and major shrines of the temple during the 16th century. K.oodal Azhagar is believed to have appeared to slay the demon Somuka who abducted the four Vedas. A Nice Temple to visit. It is near to Madurai Meenakshi Temple
Written 14 December 2019
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ArpanPahm
Surendranagar, India274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Location of this temple was beautiful. Architecture was really amazing. I was there in morning time. This was nice place for visit.
Written 12 December 2019
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KR Shan
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Was peaceful n clean. The hills surroundings gave a unique experience. Would like to recommend to all who come to Madurai.
Written 25 November 2019
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