Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple

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    Location: 63 staff qtrs, Alagar Kovil Main Rd, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 618301, India.

    Visiting time: 1-2 hours.

    Phone number not available

    Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple, also known as Azhagar Kovil, is one of the important temples situated in the foothills of the Alagar hills, about 21 kilometers from Madurai. This temple has a lot of religious value and also has some beautiful architecture. Lord Vishnu is honored in Alagar Kovil Temple, which is notable for its beautiful sculpture and mandapams. The Hindu religion has immense significance for the Alagar Hills; this hill is named Alagar because Lord Thirumal is known as Alagar here, and therefore the hills are named after him.


    Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple photo

    The beautiful stone sculpture of the adored Hindu Lord Vishnu is one of the site’s most amazing aspects. The sculptures showing different prominent positions linked with the Hindu deity are very attractive for all Vishnu believers and even art fans. This majestic temple, also known as the Azhagar Kovil, is nestled in the wooded Alagar hills.


    Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple Photo

    The temple, which was built in the Dravidian style, is mentioned in the Divya Prabandha, an early medieval Tamil canon of Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th century CE. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams devoted to Vishnu, known as Kallazhagar, and his spouse Lakshmi, known as Thirumamagal.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The Alagar Kovil Temple is placed in a beautiful natural environment with medieval ruins. King Malayadwaja Pandyan of the Pandyan era is reported to have been the first to visit and care for this temple. The architectural development of this temple is reported to have been greatly influenced by the Pandyan kingdom. The enormous tower at the temple’s entrance was also constructed during the time of the Pandyan Empire. Intricate carving can be seen, displaying stories from numerous epics. There are several other teams in the area. Almost every devotee pays a pilgrimage to Noopura Ganga, which is said to have fallen directly from heaven.

    Opening Hours

    Wednesday ·         6 AM–12:30 PM

    ·         3:30–8 PM

    Thursday ·         6 AM–12:30 PM

    ·         3:30–8 PM

    Friday ·         6 AM–12:30 PM

    ·         3:30–8 PM

    Saturday ·         6 AM–12:30 PM

    ·         3:30–8 PM

    Sunday ·         6 AM–12:30 PM

    ·         3:30–8 PM

    Monday ·         6 AM–12:30 PM

    ·         3:30–8 PM

    Tuesday ·         6 AM–12:30 PM

    ·         3:30–8 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee or other fee.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The closest airport is Madurai Airport, which is located in Avaniyapuram, about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Madurai city.

    By Rail: The nearest railway to this location is Madurai Junction.

    By Road: State Transport Corporation buses run frequently from Madurai city. From Madurai city, it is possible to get there in one’s own vehicle.

    Tips for Travellers

    • Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple.
    • Lockers for your shoes and other items are available here.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this place is safe to visit.

    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: No, photography is not allowed inside the temple.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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