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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 is inside the city, the temple tower is so marvellously carved, the dome is huge, the sculptures on the pillar speaks for itself, small but a masterpiece  more »
  • If you want an authentic vaishnav temple experience, this is it! The beauty of the main deity takes your breath away. People working there are quite nice. The prasadam is very tasty. When in madurai, ...  more »
  • Nothing compared to Meenakshi Amman temple even though this is just 2 km away. A temple which is very quaint and clean. This temple does not have great architecture but has in it the feeling of peace ...  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.