At a distance of 21 km north-east of Madurai, Alagar Koil is a good looking temple devoted to Lord Vishnu located on a picturesque wooded hill. It is among the main temples in Tamilnadu and an essential pilgrimage website close to Madurai metropolis.
The temple is the abode of Lord Vishnu and is the sacred place for a number of followers of Lord Vishnu within the area. It’s located within the Alagar hills and is often known as Azhagar Kovil. Right here ‘Vishnu’ presides as Meenakshi’s brother ‘Azhagar’. The statue of the lord is product of stone and is a good masterpiece created from kallalgar. A number of totally different statues in numerous postures of the Lord are all stored within the temple below the identical roof and it’s the finest type of distinct temples in southern India.
The spectacular primary tower on the entrance is believed to have been constructed by the Pandyan Kings. Jatavarman Sundara Pandyan (1251-1270 AD) has beautified the ‘vimana’ with gold plates. Later, through the reign of the Vijayanagar king Krishnadeva Raya, the temple has obtained good funding for conducting common festivals.
Timings: 9 AM – 6:30 PM