Alagar Koil, Madurai

Alagar Koil

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Alagar Koil
Average Rating
6.1/ 7 1
9 Ratings & 7 Reviews

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Excellent 3
  • Very Good 3
  • Good 1
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

7 traveller reviews for Alagar Koil

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Surendra b k
  • Surendra b k
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 Reviews

"Temple hall has beautiful carved pillars."

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Visit the temple only if you have enough time at your disposal as the temple is 21 km away from the city. No restaurant nearby. A spacious hall in front of the temple has number of carved stone pillars, with each pillar having a different carving. More
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Nithya K
  • Nithya K
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 1 Review

"Good view from the hill top"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is a best place for people who love hills and forests. Arranging a car/tour bus for your transportation will help you to enjoy the sightseeing of your own time. There is a temple named Palamputhir Solai, one of the 6 main temples of Lord....... More
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"It is good temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This temple is located at a distance from Madurai (around 25 kms.). One should visit if one has sufficient time. Many people come to visit this temple with devotion. More
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Latha ramesh
  • Latha ramesh
  • 8 Reviews

"Beautiful old temple"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
One can get the sense of visiting an age old temple. It is a temple of Kallazhagar ( Lord Vishnu ) whose idol is immersed in the Vaigai River as a ritual. The diety is seen sitting on a horse. More
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Venkat raman
  • Venkat raman
  • 27 Reviews

"One among 108 famous Vishnu temples"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
This temple is one among 108 famous Vishnu temples. It is located 2 km west of city. It has three altars one on top of the other. Lord Vishnu is in the sitting posture. Above the shrine one altar has the God Ranganatha Perumal in the....... More
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About Alagar Koil

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM

Alagar Koil is a temple situated in the nearby hills, around 20 km towards the north of Madurai. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and comprises three sanctuaries of diminishing size holding the idol of Lord Vishnu. The temple is known for its intricate stone carvings and sculptures. It is believed that Lord Vishnu resides in this temple as Meenakshi's brother Azhagar.

The statue is carved out of a stone and is a masterpiece. The temple also houses statues of the lord in various postures. The temple is located at the top of the hills from where a natural stream of water runs. The fresh water of this stream is carried daily by the temple priest for Lord Krishna.  

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