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Temple Koodal Azhagar

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One of the most famous and popular religious buildings in the city of Madurai, which is located in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is considered to be the Hindu temple Koodal Azhagar. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the 108 temples, built in honour of Vishnu, which scattered across the vast territory of India.

The name of the temple comes from the words "Koodal" which is another name for Madurai and "Azhagar", which means "beautiful".

Koodal Azhagar is located right in the city centre and is one of its oldest shrines. In addition, this temple is considered one of the oldest in the entire southern part of India. Like many similar churches of the time, it is built in Dravidian style. Its beautiful tower, which is also called "gopuram", adorned with a huge number of shapes of different sizes, among which you can find both people and animals, and mythical characters and deities. They are all very detailed and painted in bright colors, dominated by blue, green and red. Also on the front of the building carved large sculpture of the deity, in whose honor was established this temple is Vishnu. Him in the temple, can be seen in three different positions - sitting, standing and reclining.

Interior Koodal Azhagar no less beautiful than its appearance. The entrance is decorated with figural carved colonnade, and its rooms are striking painted walls and ceilings. Additionally, the temple has an entire exhibition, carved from wood, which depicts the coronation of Rama.

The temple is very easily accessible from almost anywhere in the city, which makes it even more attractive in the eyes of tourists.