Arulmigu Koodalazhagar Perumal Swamy
Arulmigu Koodal Azhagar Perumal Temple,
Perumal Koil Sannathi Street,
Opp Periyar bus stand,
Madurai- 625 001
A 10 days float festival takes place in the month of Maasi on Star Makham.
Other minor festivals
Garuda Seva (Aani month),Sayana Seva, Three fruits decoration,Pavitra Utsava,Navarathri festival,Five Garuda seva,The hunting festival,Adyayana utsava, The Birth star Festivals of Alwar and Acharyas,Gajendra moksham,The New Year Day, Celestial Wedding Festival, Vasantha Utsava.
Morning – 05.30 AM – 12.00 PM
Evening – 04.00 PM – 09.00 PM
1 Viswa Roopa Darshanam06.00 AM.
2 Kaala santhi08.00 AM.
3 Upasanthi10.00 AM.
4 Uchikaalam2.00 PM.
5 Saayaratchai05.00 PM.
6 Rathiri upasanthi07.00 PM.
7 Arthajaamam09.00 PM.
This temple hails from the earliest Age of Sangam period. There are references of this temple in Paripadal and Silappadikaram. The presiding deity was praised and worshipped by the Sangam tamil Poets as the president and guardian deity of the Sangam and called him by the name “Thuvarikoman” (the King who ruled over from Dwaraka) and Koodal Alagar. Koodal refers to the assembly of Poets and scholars.
The Ancient Pandya rulers celebrated Avani Onam festival in praise of Sri Koodal Alagar for a period seven days. This festival is vividly described in Maduraikkanchi, on the ten lengthy poems called Pathupattu of the Sangam period. Ilangovadigal praises the Lord as “Needu Neer-Vaigai Nedumal” meaning the Lord who spanned the universe by taking three strides. (Thiruvokrama) Who is now seated at the bank of the river Vaigai in Archa form.