Madurai Alagarkovil Temple:
Madurai Alagarkovil Temple is a beautiful temple situated in Alagar hills, Madurai. Lord “Thirumal” is located in Alagal hills in the name if “Alagar“. The King ‘Sundara Pandian’ devoted golden canopy to the dome of this temple in 13th century.Also the king ‘Thirumalai Naickar‘ added some sacred dedicatory on to it. There is a temple in the top of this hill known as “Noopura Gangai Raykkayi Amman Temple“, which is surrounded by green trees. Visitors of this Alagar hills should be careful with monkeys, as you can see lot of monkeys. Alager Kovil temple is located in Alager hills in Madurai, 22 KM away from Madurai Railway Station and 23 KM away from Meenakshi Amman Temple. Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple also located in Alagar Hills.
Festivals and Tamil Month:
Chithirai Festival – Chithirai Full Moon day
Vasandha festival – Vaikashi
Muppala festival – Aani
Aadi festival – Aadi
Thiru Pouthira festival – Aavani
Navarathiri festival – Purattasi
Thailakkappu – Iyppasi
Karthigai Deepa festival – Karthigai
Thiruvadhyayana festival – Margazhi
Kanu festival – Thai
Gajendra Motcham festival – Masi
Thirukalyana Festival – Pankuni
Even though there are many festivals in each Tamil month, the most important festival is “Chithirai Festival“. During this Chithirai Festival God Alagar idol is taken to Madurai, which attracts more pilgrims on the way to Madurai. “Alagar Attil Irangal” is the main event during this time. Alager is the brother of Sri Meenakshi Amman, and he was not able to attend Meenakshi marriage on time and Alager return back from Vaigai River.
Morning 6.00 to Afternoon 12.30
Evening 3.30 to Night 8.00
Daily Pooja and Time:
Vishva Rupam – 6 AM
Pongal Kalam – 7 AM
UcchikKalam – 12 PM
Sayarakchai – 5 PM
Nithiyana Santhanam – 6.30 PM
Sampakkalam – 8 PM
How to reach Alagar Kovil Temple:
There are many buses available from Madurai Periyar Bus Stand.
Also you can take Taxi from Madurai to visit Alagar Kovil.