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Koodal Alagar Temple
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Koodal Alagar Temple

Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:09 am

At a distance of 1 km from Madurai Junction Railway Station & 1.5 km Meenakshi Temple, The Koodal Alagar Temple, also called Arulmigu Koodalazhagar Thirukoil, is one other necessary temple in Madurai. Devoted to Lord Vishnu, this temple is believed to be older than the Meenakshi temple. It is likely one of the necessary places to visit in Madurai.

A singular function of this temple is the three completely different postures of the identical God. The three figures of Vishnu are in standing, sitting and reclining postures. These three figures of the deity are recognized by three completely different names. Probably the most commemorated of the three figures is Lord Vishnu within the seated posture. The seated Lord Vishnu is regionally referred to as Lord Koodal Alagar from whom the temple derives its identify. The reclining idol is named Sri Ranganatha. Sri Surya Narayan Perumal is the identify for the standing picture of Lord Vishnu.

This temple possesses great structure and art work. Adorned with a temple tower adopted by the primary shrine which has a big rangamandapa and the sanctum, the temple has a hall round the primary shrine which has light colour work on the partitions depicting completely different gods and goddesses. The vomana over the sanctum has lovely sculptures in colour paint. The outer partitions of the sanctum are splendidly carved, particularly the beams that contact the vimana of the sanctum.

This temple has splendidly carved decorative home windows. There are additionally wooden carvings of Lord Rama’s Pattabhishekham (coronation). This temple attracts giant variety of devotees on the pageant days.

Timings: 5.30 AM to 12 PM and four PM to 9 PM

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