Alagar Koil, Madurai
Temple

Alagar Koil

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About Alagar Koil

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    • 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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Vs Karthik

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  • Lives in Secunderabad
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  •  14 helpful votes
  •  1351 readers

"The Alagar Temple, a pleasant drive in the morning"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Alagar Temple is another very prominent temple located about 20-25 kms away from Madurai and the drive to get to the place is awesome. Nice place to worship the lord. A pleasant drive early in the morning or in the evening is most preferred to enjoy the scenic beauty and calmness of the surroundings. The "teertham" or "blessed water from a spring" is carried away by devotees in small and large cans and is believed to have medicinal value.
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Gowri Sa

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  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Hill of herbs and blessings"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 24, 2015
Alagar Kovil ( Alagar temple) is about 12 kms from Madurai. It is a prehistoric - Lord Vishnu stayed here as Lord Alagar and performed the marriage of his Sister Meenakshi. The mountain, Pazhamudhir Solai (garden of ripe fruits) is just adjacent to the hill where Lord Subramaniya lived for some time. There is a 'ever flowing' water fountain for 24x7 hours. It is said to have medicinal values and cure many incurable diseases. Worth to visit.
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Mani Kannan

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  • Lives in Paramakudi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Old and wonderful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 17, 2015
I visited the Alagar Kovil Madurai recently, it was awesome place for visiting and more aged temple. Monkeys make some funny event, finally it is very wonderful place temple is very famous for kings.
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Srinath Orn

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  • 11 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  12969 readers

"Must see place in this world"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 7, 2015
Its a great religious place for the Hindus and one must visit this place without fail in his lifetime. Fantastic location and very close to Madurai. Beautiful place for worship.
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Kandharaj Johnson

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  • 6 Reviews
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"Nice place to walk through the breezy trees"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jul 23, 2014
Alagar Koil is one of the wonderful places to visit. We can trek to the top of the Teertham. This place also has the Pazhamudircholai, one of the six Abodes of Lord Murugan. The place is surrounded by herbal plants, trees, water creek. A nice place to walk through the breezy trees with our family and friends.
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ravipad

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"Calm and peaceful"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 19, 2014
Felt like a true temple. Most tourists do not visit this temple or for that matter even the other temples during the Meenakshi temple festivities. So hardly any crowds.
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Surendra b k

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 9 Reviews
  •  65 helpful votes
  •  15587 readers

"Temple hall has beautiful carved pillars."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 3, 2014
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.
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Nithya K

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  • Nithya K
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1334 readers

"Good view from the hill top"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 4, 2014
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 Muruga. There is no hotels on the hill top so you must carry food on your own. Avoid carrying heavy bags and avoid heels, wear nice shoes or sandals.
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Hemant Patra

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  • Lives in Rawatbhata
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  • 27 Reviews
  •  39 helpful votes
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"It is good temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2014
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.
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Latha ramesh

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  •  10 helpful votes
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"Beautiful old temple"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 25, 2013
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.
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