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Koodal Azhagar Temple, Madurai

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. To visit Koodal Azhagar Temple and other attractions in Madurai, use our Madurai vacation builder.
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  • This temple is very close to Madurai Junction/Periyar Bus Stand. Vimana dharshan (need to get ticket at the counter) was very good. Here the god can be seen in 3 forms: standing posture, sitting postu...  more »
  • Many get confused between Kalazhagar and Koodal Azaghar (outside of Madurai/nearby folks) I had a recent chance to visit both on the same day. This is inside City and near to Meenakshi Amman temple. T...  more »
  • The temple architecture is good, about half an hour drive from the city, the place is peaceful. its a must visit place if you are in Madurai  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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