Alagar Koyil, Madurai

Currently Closed
  • Address: Solaimalai Hill, Madurai 625001, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4522470228
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
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About Alagar Koyil, Madurai

This depicts the legendary story of a sage (Suthapas) who ignored a Maharishi while he was taking a bath in the river and was cursed by the Maharishi to take the form of a Frog, forms the historic story of the temple.

The Sage would only be free of the cruse after getting blessed by Lord Sundararajar (known as Kallazhakar).The sage offered his deepest prayers to the Lord which made the god ascend to the earth, to the place the temple stands on.

Highlights include:

  • Beautiful rock-cut architecture with larger than life Gopuram and rock pillars which support the Mandapam (hall)
  • Main Shrine which is always closed except for 1 day every year when the Sudarshana Chakra of lord Vishnu passes over the open door

Alagar Koyil Information

  • Remove shoes before entering the temple shrine.

Alagar Koyil Ticket Prices

  • Photography: INR 50
  • Other prices are applicable as per the offerings you decide to give at the temple. Visit the official website for more information.

Alagar Koyil Opening and Closing Hours

Worship timings:

  • Morning: 6.00 am to 12.30 pm
  • Evening 3.30 pm to 8.00 pm

How To reach Alagar Koyil by Public Transport

  • Hire an Auto-rickshaw.
  • Hire a Taxi.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Alagar Koyil

  • 95% of people who visit Madurai include Alagar Koyil in their plan

  • 31.54% of people plan their visit to Alagar Koyil between 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Alagar Koyil

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alagar Koyil

People normally club together Samanar Caves and Athisayam while planning their visit to Alagar Koyil.

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