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Koodal Azhagar Temple

Madurai

14.0/5(13 Ratings)

Koodal Azhagar Temple Overview

Ranked 5 of 15 sightseeing in Madurai

Koodal Azhagar Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There is a large statue of Lord Vishnu, which is carved in front of the temple. It is believed to be one of the oldest temples of South India. This temple is located near the main bus stop in the centre of the city.

Furthermore, the idol of lord Vishnu can be seen in three different positions including sitting, standing and reclining. The temple also consists of wood carvings which depict Lord Rama's coronation.
 

What travellers are saying about Koodal Azhagar Temple

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
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  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
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Entry:
free
Not Allowed:
Pets

Reviews and Ratings

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.6/5

345 reviews

Can go up on the Gopuram

This temple is in the centre of the city. Lord Perumal is gigantic in sitting posture. At the entrance of the temple, in its office, for Rs.10, you can go up on the gopuram with a flight of stairs. At next level, gigantic Lord is standing. No puja. At the highest level, the Lord is lying down, gigantic, have to see with awe. From that height one can see the busy Madurai city all round.This temple gopuram also is painted with bright colours. Yazhi on the top of the gopuram.The architecture and sculpture needs to be appreciated in every pillar and the ceiling. Dashavataram and astalakshmis in pillars.If you go on the left side to Ambal temple, there is a temple for Sudharshan. At the back of the statue of Sudharshan, there is another God. One goes around 2 Gods at the same time.

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Narayanan S

Narayanan S4.3/5

35 reviews

Even God needs rest

The temple is near the bus station. Azhagar the vaishanvie god and forms part of the 108 divya kshetras is very benevolent and welcomes you worship him. There are three levels where The God can be worshipped - sitting, standing and reclining

Narayanan S

Narayanan S3.9/5

35 reviews

Temple to see God in three different postures

One of the important Vaishnavite trmples and part of the 108 divyakshetrams. The temple by itself is grand There are three levels - where we can see the God can be seen in three different poistures, sitting, standing and relining. The sculpture is captivaying.

Srinath Orn

Srinath Orn5.0/5

10 reviews

Ancient Temple to visit

Its Lord Vishnu's avathara sthalam, wonderful place to see in the middle of the city and easily accessible. Very Beautiful temple, must see temple in lifetime for hindus. Its not a picnic place but a great pilgrimage place with lots of crafty works done in ancient days.

Prasanna Thandhul

Prasanna Thandhul3.6/5

1 review

Considered as one of the main places at Madurai

The place is a devotional place. The main god is lord venkatehwara. Can have peace at this place with all your family. Its considered as one of the main place at Madurai.

Surendra b k

Surendra b k3.6/5

9 reviews

Must visit if one is a disciple of Lord Murugan

A temple where all gods and goddesses belonging to Shiva (Shiva, Parvathi, Ganesha and Subrahmanya) family are housed. Supposed to be one of the six famous Murugan temple.

Swaminathan

Swaminathan5.0/5

3 reviews

Ancient temple

One of the ancient temples of Vaishnavism. Rich in heritage and sanctity.