Timings: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM
Alagarkovil, a village situated very near Madurai , is famous for its ancient .Tamil poet has composed several popular poems about this deity. The temple is dedicated to Alagar who is popularly known as Sundararajar.
The temple is built on an extensive area in a very picturesque spot, surrounded by the ruins of a historic fort. The impressive main tower at the entrance, believed to have been built by the Pandyan Kings, has some beautiful sculptures depicting scenes from the epics.The main deity of this temple is called Paramaswamy and the processional idol is called Alagar. This beautiful idol is made of pure gold and is a fine example of craftsmanship of the ancient period. The Kalyana Mandapa of the temple has beautiful sculptures on its pillars which are fine specimens of Nayaka art.. This festival attracts thousands of pilgrims and visitors from South India as well as from other parts of the country.
Alagarkovil is only 21 kms from Madurai and is connected by an excellent road. Frequent buses operate to this place from Madurai. Taxis are also available. There are a few rest houses at Alagar koil, but it is advisable to stay at Madurai where excellent lodgings of all grades are available
- Intricate stone carvings and sculptures
- History Buffs
- Photo Fanatics
- God Lovers
- Nirvana Seekers