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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. To visit Koodal Azhagar Temple and other attractions in Madurai, use our Madurai vacation builder.
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  • This temple one of the Divyadesam is situated in the heart of Madurai city behind Bus stand. Temple complex is big and built in traditional style with big front Gopuram and beautiful vimanam. The Pres...  more »
  • Koodal Alagar Temple holds at the top of its main tower a reclining Vishnu under Anantha Sesa which is gorgeous to behold. Go during sunset and let the whole scene sink in. 
  • Lovely VISHNU temple. 3 forms or avatars of Vishnu, a lovely and rare Venkateshwara idol in a sitting posture with his consorts. Above Suryanarayan, standing and Ranganthaswamy in the sleeping posture...  more »
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  • Koodal azhagar lovely god and beautiful temple. Divya desam
  • One of the divya desam perumal temple
  • Beautiful location on the foothills. Very good architecture and clean location. Carry your water bottle and light snacks. Two to three hours for complete watching.
  • Another one ancient temple in temples city. The historical evidence of our previous generation. Wondering how they built with out any infrastructure and equipments what we have today.
  • Koodal Azhagar : This is a temple in the heart of the City, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it is one of the 108 Divya Desams. Koodal is another name for Madurai and Azhaghar means The beautiful hence he is called Koodal Azhagar. Azhagar in three postures of Sitting, Standing and Lying down, is in three Sanctum Sanctorums one above the other. Convenient steps have been provided to reach all the floors. The shadows of Astanga vimanam does not fall on the ground. A 10 day float Festival is celebrated in the month of Masi [Feb-Mar] on the Masi Magam[star] day.