History: In Alagar hills lord "Thirumal” is located in the name of “Alagar” and so it is called Alagar hills. This Vaishnavite temple has the unique reputation of the lord’s revelation to the Pandya king Malayathuaja Pandian and Dharma Devashai. The episodes of Alvars have added to the honour of the temple. One hundred and twenty three vaisnavite hymns describe the glory of the temple. Even in the epic Silappathikaram of the classical epic age, the greatness of the temple is beautifully described. No less than Six Alvars, namely, Perialvar, Thirumangaiyalvar, Boothathalvar, Andal, Peyalvar, Nammalvar, have Sung the glory of the shrine. The golden canopy to the dome of temple was done in the 13th Century A.D. by the devoted king Sundara Pandian. Many such sacred dedicatory pieces of artistic additions were added by the king Thirumalai Naickar. A holy spring known as Noopurangangai is perennially sprouting up at the top of the hillock.

Several religious literary works offer valuable information on this temple. The Hill was once a safe refuge for the Jain monks in I.B.C. Paranjothi, the saivaite poet describes the event when a Jain monk sent a magical cow which was over-powered by Siva’s “Nanthi”. The cow which lost its power fell down and turned into a hillock and Siva’s ‘Nandhi’ also turned into a small mountain on the left side of this cow-like hillock. The presence of ‘Brahmin” script carved on stones inside some of the caves in these hills prove the presence of Jains in this area.

Alagar Kovil : one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya is on the same hill, about 4 kms. above. A natural spring called Nuburagangai where pilgrims bath, is located here.

Distance to reach Alagarkoil : Madurai to Alagarkoil 21 km

Location: : Sri Kallalagar temple is situated at the foot of Alagar hills called Alagarmalai, which has many other names like, Solaimalai, Southern Thiruppathi, Thirumalirum Solai.about 21 kms. north of Madurai city.

Structure : Since the presiding deity is of the temple is Alagar (the beautiful), the temple is called Alagar Koil. This is an important Vishnu temple, about 18 km northeast of Madurai, at Alagar Hill. This is one of the most ancient temples in India and round the temple are ruins of an ancient fortified town. The recently renovated gopurams of this temple look resplendent. The Mahabharata says that this temple was visited by both Yudhisthira and Arjuna. It is said that Karudalwaar, the chief disciple of Ramanuja, regained his eyesight by worshipping the deity here. Don't miss the 2,000 years old Sudarsana-chakra in this temple.


Azhakar Kovil Bus
843 LSS Periyar bus stand Alagarkoil
844 EXP Periyar bus stand Alagarkoil
844 LSS Periyar bus stand Alagarkoil

 


Daily Poojas at Temple

Temple Timing :

Morning - 6.00am to 12.30pm

Evening - 3.30pm to 08.00pm


PLANS ON THE Festival

S.No

Name of Month

Festivals

1.

Chithirai

Chithirai grand festival

2.

Vaikasi

Vasandha festival

3.

Aani

Muppala festival

4.

Aadi

Aadi grand festival

5.

Aavani

Thiru Pouthira festival

6.

Purattasi

Navarathiri festival

7.

Ayppasi

Thailakkappu (Sri Perumal visiting Noopura Gangai)

8.

Karthikai

Karthigai Deepa festival

9.

Margali

Thiruvadhyayana festival

10.

Thai

Kanu festival

11.

Masi

Gajendra Motcham festival, Float festival

12.

Panguni

Thirukalyana Festival


 





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