Alagar Koil, Madurai
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Alagar Koil

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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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Mani Kannan

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  • 1 Review
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"Old and wonderful place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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  •  12 helpful votes
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"Must see place in this world"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  2445 readers

"Nice place to walk through the breezy trees"

  • 5.50/7
  • 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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  •  10 helpful votes
  •  10078 readers

"Calm and peaceful"

  • 5.00/7
  • 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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  • 9 Reviews
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  •  10400 readers

"Temple hall has beautiful carved pillars."

  • 5.00/7
  • 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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  • Lives in Madurai
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  838 readers

"Good view from the hill top"

  • 6.00/7
  • 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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  •  34 helpful votes
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"It is good temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • 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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  •  8 helpful votes
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"Beautiful old temple"

  • 6.50/7
  • 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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Venkat raman

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  • 27 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
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"One among 108 famous Vishnu temples"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2013
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 reclining posture. Above the the third altar has the Sun God is in standing position. Very narrow staircases are there to reach the altars one has to careful. The temple has the Navegrhaha Mantapam.
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Shiva

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"Visit to Alagar Koil."

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Aug 31, 2013
Pleasant place to visit throughout the year. It is enchanting to witness Kallalagar proceeding to Madurai to attend the celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi.
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