108 Divya Desams !! Thirukoodal Sri Koodal Azhagar Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Pallandu Pallandu Pallayirathandu Palakodi Noorayiram
Mallanda Thinthol Manivanna Un Sevadi Seppu Thirukappu


Thirukoodal is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in the heart of Madurai City, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples built by the Pandya Kings famous for its stunning architectural beauty.  The majestic rajagopuram reveals the exquisite murals of Lord in his three postures, Lord Koodalazhagar on sitting posture, Lord Ranganatha in reclining posture and Lord Suryanarayana in standing posture.

Presiding deity – Thiru Koodal Azhagar Perumal with his consort Goddess Sri Varagunavalli Thayar/Maduraivalli Thayar/Maragathavalli Thayar/Valgunavalli Thayar

Mangalasasanam – Periyalwar

Vimanam – Ashtanga Vimanam

Sannidhis – Sri Andal, Acharyas & Alwars, Navagrahas, Lord Krishna, Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, Lord Rama,

Pushkarani – Hema Pushkarani, Vaigaiyar, Chakkra Theertham, Kruthamala Theertham,

The legend has that Pandiya King Vallabhadeva was a righteous ruler.  He governed this magnificent city of Madurai for several years.  He had the keen desire to know about the Supreme Lord who could provide Salvation.  Lord Koodalazhagar appeared in the dream of Vallabhadeva’s priest and suggested the name of Periyalwar of Srivilliputhur who can reveal the supremacy of Lord Vaikundhanatha.  Periyalwar was brought to the palace of King Vallabhadeva of Madurai with great respect and honor.  He described the grandeur of Lord Vishnu with the quintessence extracted from the Vedic Scriptures.  The most delighted King took procession of Periyalwar on his royal elephant; it is believed Lord Koodalazhagar arrived on his celestial vehicle Garuda to witness this grand procession.

This temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 9.00PM in the evenings.

Contact Person – Sri Gopi Battachariar Swamin & Sri Srinivasa Battachariar Swamin – 9443675737 / 9842173621
45, Koodalazhagar Perumal Kovil Street,
Madurai – 1.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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