Alagar Kovil, Madurai

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The Alagar Kovil is a temple which has been in the name of the Hindu God, Lord Vishnu. The temple is located at the foothills of Solaimalai hill which is at a distance of about 20 km from Madurai. There are three sanctuaries of decreasing size which holds the idol of the Lord. The temple is famous for its delicate sculptures and carvings on stone.

There is a magnificent statue of Lord Vishnu is carved in stone. There are other statues of Lord Vishnu is various positions. There is a natural stream running close to the temple from which water is offered to Lord Krishna every day. The temple priest carries the water from the stream. It is said that Lord Vishnu lives in this temple as Goddess Meenakshi’s brother Azhagar. This temple is a must visit for tourists and pilgrims alike.


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