Koodal Azhagar Temple Overview

For the worshippers of Lord Vishnu, the Koodal Azhagar Temple is surely one of the finest places to visit in Madurai. Originally built by the Pandyas, the temple is situated right in the middle of the city of Madurai. Koodal is another name for Madurai whereas, Azhagar means “beautiful one” in Tamil.

The temple is surrounded by a granite wall, enclosing all the shrines. Constructed in the Dravidian architecture style, the temple is beautifully sculpted and carved by adding hues of different colours.  

Visiting time of the temple: 5:30 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Time spent in the temple: 1 - 2 hours

Entry fee: Rs 10 for children

                Rs 20 for adults

Best time to visit: Early morning or evening, to attend the aarti

Best months to visit: Mid February to mid March to attend the festivals

Things to remember: As it is a place of worship, visitors should dress respectfully and conservatively

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