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Koodal Azhagar Temple, Madurai


This temple dedicted to Lord Vishnu is a popular pilgrimage site and is considered to be one of the 108 Lord Vishnu’s holy abodes (divyadesams). The five-tiered rajagopuram which is the gateway is one of the most attractive features of this temple. The temple and all its shrines are surrounded by granite walls. The main shrine of the temple has the idol of the main deity, Koodal Azhagar.
There is a shrine of Goddess Madhuravalli who is the consort of Koodal Azhagar towards the south. Along with this, there are many small shrines of other Gods and Goddesses such as Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. This temple was initially built during Pandya reign, while the pillars and shrine were developed later during the rule of the Vijayanagar dynasty and the rule of Madurai Nayak kings.

Getting there

Located next to Periyar Bus Terminus in the centre of Madurai Town. From Meenakshi Temple just 1 km, Airport 9 kms and Railway station is 1 km. Most of the city buses to Periyar bus stand will connect.

Opening hours

05:30 AM to 12:00 PM
04:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Entry fee

No entry fee.


Koodalalagar Perumal Koil Street, Near Periyar Bus stand, 625001

Phone 04522338542

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