Koodal Azhagar Temple, Madurai

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Adorning the old part of the city with its specific, Dravidian architectural style, Koodal Azhagar Temple is a famous religious site dedicated to the Vishnu deity. The temple is divided into three parts, on three floors, which house three Vishnu idols in different positions. So on each one you can see the sitting, standing, and sleeping Vishnu’s huge idols. Pay attention to the decorations and carvings on both the walls and doors, as well as the idols themselves, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the site. A visit to Koodal Azhagar Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Madurai tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • One of the best Vishnu temples i have visited so far, You can see the Deity here in three forms. The temple is right in the middle of the town, very close to the Periyar bus stand...  more »
  • Very old place of Bagwan vishnu loat of small Idol of bhagwan all name are in Tamil very defficult to adintify No croud good time after 4.30 pm  more »
  • Koodal Azhar temple is beautiful it's built in so many years ago with superb built it's have also a great history  more »
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  • Temple is situated very nearer to Madurai Periyar busstand. Lord Perumal is giving blessings to his devootes in sitting position. Very powerful lord. This is one of the perumal divyadesham. Thayar sannathi and Andal sannathi are seperately available. In the Vimaanam perumal is giving dharshan in three positions.Seperate navakiraga sannathi is also available. Teppam is available inside the temple without water. Nanthavanam is also available in locked position.
  • Excellent place. Define and peaceful. Neatly maintained.
  • One of the temples on 108 divya desam... I had an amazing spiritual experience here..
  • A peaceful darshan and a clear view of the moolavar
  • A beautiful bustling divyadesam of Mahavishnu.. do not confuse with Alagarkoil Divyadesam few miles away .. Koodal Algar temple is very near Madurais Periyar Bus Stand and Railway station.. The greatest Vaishnavite shrine in Madurai city. Temple is big . Timings 6-11.30am and 4.30 to 8pm.

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Nestled in the central district close to the main religious sites lie a number of budget and mid-range accommodations. Located on the tangle of streets of this central area, the hotels and hostels have little space to work with, but offer rooms right in the heart of the city. If you're looking for something with a little more room to move and a more relaxing atmosphere, have a look at what's on offer in the more suburban areas to the west, and north across the river. Luxury hotels and resorts mimic the city's past regality, with infinity pools galore, fine-dining restaurants, and well-appointed rooms.
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