Madurai Temples

Alagarkoil

About 21 km north east of Madurai, stands a celebrated Vishnu Temple didicated to Lord Alagar. The temple is situated on a hill amidst panoramic surroundings. The shrine is known as Alagarkoil and the hill, Solaimalai. The temple also contains some beautiful carvings and makes the visit rewarding. Pazhamudhirsolai, one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya is located atop the hill. Ph: 0452-2470375

Koodal Azhagar Temple

This ancient and acclaimed Vaishnavite Temple, is noted for its remarkable architectural and sculptural magnificence. The I,ord here is in the sitting (Asana), standing (Sthanaka) and reclining (Sayana) postures all enshrined in one vertical plane.

Kochadai Village Deity Temple

It is located 5 Km from Periyar Bus Stand. This temple village deity “Ayyanar” attracts thousands of devotees from all over Madurai District. It is believed that those who proxy to this deity receive blessings of health and wealth

Meenakshi Temple

Just one Kilometer distance from Bus stand. The Temple is dedicated to Meenakshi, the lovely consort of Lord Shiva. The original temple was built by Kulasekara Pandiya, but the entire credit for making the temple as splendid as it is today goes to the Nayaks. The Nayaks ruled Madurai from the 16th to the 18th century and left a majestic imprint of their rule in the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. There are 12 temple towers (Gopurams). The outer towers are the landmarks of Madurai. Ph 0452-2344360

Pazhamudhir Cholai

Pazhamudhir Cholai is situated 2 kilometers away from Alagar Koil on a small hillock., This is one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga.

Thirumohur Temple

A Vishnu temple located 20 km from Madurai and 3 km from Othakkadai. The Main deity of this temple is “Kalamega Perumal” and Sembagavalli Sudharsana or Chakramis powerful deity in this temple. Ph: 0452-2423227

Thiruvathavur

A Siva Temple located 25 km from Madurai and 5 km from Othakkadai. The presiding deity of this temple is Siva and Parvathi. This is the birth place of Saivit Saint Manikka Vasagar.

Thirupparankundram

8 Km from Madurai. The temple here is dedicated to Lord Subramanya and is one of the six abodes of the Lord. Its inner-most shrine is cut out of a solid rock. Ph: 0452-2482248

Vandiyur Mariamman Temple

This is a huge temple tank about 5 km east of the Meenakshi temple. The mandapam in the centre has in idol of Vigneshwara)(Vinuyaka). It is said to have been found when the earth was being dug out from here to build the Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal. So, the place attained sanctity and was converted into a teppakulam (tank).

 

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