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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  • After visit of Meenakshi Temple, we visited the holy Koodal Azhagar Temple, in Madurai. The temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is just 2 km from Meenakshi Temple. Do not miss if ...  more »
  • Visited on 5th may. Rushed as they close by 7.15 pm. Ancient temple and perumal is so beautiful. Uphill we have Pazhamudhir chilai Murugan and Rakkayi amman to visit.  more »
  • Koodal Azhagar Temple in itself, the best a very beautiful Hindu temple. Not for nothing is it called the Azhagar Temple, meaning "beautiful" means. And Koodal seems to be another name for Madaurai, so that the Temple "the magnificent temple of Madurai" is called. But yes, in the very short distance to the Koodal Azhagar Temple is the Sri Meenakshi Temple and that's if the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome compared with the St. John's Cathedral in Den Bosch. Both beautiful buildings ... but still.. Nevertheless, if you do get In Madurai are you can certainly take the trouble to take a visit to the Koodal Azhagar. If only to the splendor of the Sri Meenakshi even more to appreciate.
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  • Part.of Divya desam - Thirukkoodal. Main deity is Sri Koodal Azhagar Perumal. Temple is built on three levels. Usually people visit floor level and leave. It is good to read about the temple before you go there. Tickets have to be purchased to visit levels 2, 3. Price is at nominal 10Rs. Second level is nice photo point, with a area of over 1000sqft and 2 staircases leading to 3rd level. Plan this for evening so you can see Madurai at night under lights. Kids will love it.
  • Ancient temple coming under 108 Divya Desam.In the kopuram God Venkateswara appearing in standing pose as well as lying pose.Devotees are allowed to go up and have darsan.God Vishnu Blessing the devotees..
  • Lord will be looking so real.. if you're praying with ur whole heart you can find peace
  • Sunday morning is quite with chants in background.. Incense fragrance in the air.. Peacful to sit and meditate..
  • This is very old temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Here God is referred as Alagar. Don't forget to visit the gopur upstairs. The uniqueness of this temple is that it has Lord Vishnu is worshipped in Sitting, Standing and Lying positions.
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