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Sri Koodal Alagar Perumal Temple
 

Koodal Alagar Temple located near central bus stand 2km west of Madurai is one among the 108 Vaishnavaite shrines, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is believed to be older than the Meenakshi temple and here Vishnu appears in three poses sitting, standing and reclining, each being depicted one above the other.

The uniqueness of the temple is its sanctum sanctorum built in three floors in the shape of Astanganga vimanam with lord Vishnu in his three poses known by three different names. The idol of the main deity Koodal Alagar is in the sitting position and is the most revered shrine of the temple. The altar of the Vishu in his reclining pose, known as Sri Ranganatha is just above the altar of Koodal Alagar. The idol of Sri Surya Narayana Perumal , i.e Vishnu in standing pose adorns the temple.

Other attractive features of the temple is the musical pillar, intricately carved wooden panels and ornamental windows. There is an attachment of  Navagraha (nine planets) in this temple. The monument of the Lord Vishnu is carved in front of the temple.

The two major festivals celebrated here are the 10 days long Car festival in the month of Vaikasi and the 10 days long float festival in the month of Maasi on Star Makham. Lord Alagar's procession on a gold horse chariot to the bank of Vaigai river to participate in his sister's (Meenakshi) wedding is one of the most interesting event of the float festival. Besides these festivals, several minor festivals are also celebrated here. 

The worshiping time of the temple is from 05.30 AM to 12.00 PM and from 04.00 PM - 09.00 PM. 
Contact Address : 
Sri Koodal Alagar Perumal temple,
Madurai - 625 001
Phone : 0452 - 2338542
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