Thiru Koodal Azhagar Perumal Koil, Madurai

Ashtanga vimanam

About the temple and the Specialty of the temple

The temple is situated in the heart of Madurai city and is famous for several reasons. Firstly being the singing of Thirupallandu, which are the first 12 verses of the 4000 divyaprabadam, Periyalwar in praise of the splendor of Azhagar.

The Lord is found in three postures in three levels in the temple

1) In the lower portion of the temple, the lord appears as “Viyooga soundararajan” in sitting posture called veetriruntha thirukolam under Aadhiseshan
2) In the second portion the lord is in sleeping posture and known as Andhara Vaanathu Empiraan
3) In the final portion the lord appears as Sooriya Narayanan in nindra tirukolam or standing posture.

The temple rajagopuram is a key attraction with magnificent architectural works.

The prakarams have pictures of the presiding gods of all 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas.

How to reach

The temple is situated in Madurai district of Tamilnadu. It is close to the main bus stop and also the famous Meenakshi temple. Madurai is well connected by trains, buses and flights with major cities.

Nearest station and airport: Madurai


 Thiru Koodal Azghagar
Maduravalli thayar (also known as varagunavalli, maragadha valli and vagulavalli)

Thayar Sannadhi
Navagrahas (only temple among 108 divyadesams with this sannadhi)
Lakshmi Narasimhar

Pushkarni and Vimanam

The pushkarnis for the temple are Hema Pushkarni, Vaigai River, Chakkara Theertham and Kirutha Maala River

The temple vimanam is known as Ashtanga vimaanam.

Temple Timings and Contact Details

 The temple is open from 6 am to 12 noon in the morning and from 4 pm to 9 pm in the evenings.

The priest to be contacted is Sri. S. Narayana Bhattar (9344113169)

Temples in proximity

Kal Azhagar temple, Sri Kalamegha perumal -Thirumogur, Madurai Meenakshi amman temple

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