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Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, Madurai

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Perched on top of a hillock, Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine represents one of the most beautiful religious sites in the area. At 0.8 ha (2 ac), the religious complex, dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, attracts large numbers worshippers and tourists every year. See the temple's Dravidian style and the architecture that dates back to the third and fourth centuries, and pay attention to the entrance and its mesmerizing carvings of gods and goddesses. You can join a guided tour, where you'll learn about the interesting legends associated with the complex. The temple holds six daily rituals and many festivals during the year, open for tourists. With our custom trip planner, Madurai attractions like Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Great architecture, the temple is a magnificent master piece of stone art and sculpture.Beware of monkeys  more »
  • This temple is located about 25 kms from the city of Madurai. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to reach there. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who abodes here as Meenakshi's brother Azghar. It i...  more »
  • peaceful! had a very good darshan. dont forget to see the ayyanar which been kept in front... seeing those steps through the small window really gave a different feeling.. for a second made me think ,...  more »